Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jordan Martins Strange Attractions

Opening February 18, 2011 6-9pm

Jordan Martins
Strange Attractions

Eastern Expansion
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.


  1. Yeah, exactly my question. I can't make the opening but want to see the show if possible.