Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Jordan Martins Strange Attractions
Opening February 18, 2011 6-9pm
244 W 31st Street
Strange Attractions is a window installation that continues to explore Jordan's interest in Chicago-specific tradition of hand-painted, block-letter grocery signs which have come to be associated with Hispanic markets. As in previous installations with this source material, Jordan constructs patterns that simultaneously attract (through expressive gestures and fluorescent colors) and conceal (by extracting the rhythmic patterns from any content). In this sense he see's them relating both to natural camouflage and bright plumage used by animals to attract mates, or broader notions of visual stimuli to affect or sculpt behaviour.
Posted by Public Media Institute at 11:10 AM