Thursday, April 2, 2009

The High Mayors of Chicago

The High Mayors of Chicago
works by Kevin Jennings
April 18 – May 15, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday April 18th, 7-11pm

Second Bedroom Project Space presents The High Mayors of Chicago, a group of works by artist Kevin Jennings conflating the powerful Irish mayors from Bridgeport and the High Kings of Ireland. The artist will explore the link between the history of the Irish mayors form Bridgeport and the mythology surrounding the High Kings of Ireland and their coronation process, which, according to Irish legend, occurred when the Stone of Destiny on the Hill of Tara would give a roar that could be heard all over the island when touched by the true High King.

Kevin Jennings lives and works in Chicago. He received his MFA from UIC in 2004. Locally, he has shown at places like Experimental Station, C.O.M.A., VONZWECK, Old Gold, 312, and 1/Quarterly. Kevin currently works for the University of Illinois and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

1 comment:

meatlocker said...

oh hey chris. we should all hang out, seeing that the gang's all here.......ttyl