August 17th, 2019

“Double Cola” at Regards

William Christenberry

Artists: Zarouhie Abdalian, William Christenberry, Kevin Jerome Everson, Deborah Stratman

Venue: Regards, Chicago

Exhibition Title: Double Cola

Curated By: Jordan Stein and Yuri Stone

Date: June 21 – August 3, 2019

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Deborah Stratman, Shrimp Chicken Fish, 2010, digital video, 5:15 minutes


Zarouhie Abdalian

Full gallery of images, press release, and link available after the jump.


Deborah Stratman, Shrimp Chicken Fish, 2010, digital video, 1:04 minutes


Images courtesy of Regards, Chicago. Photos by Brian Griffin.

Press Release:

Double Cola is a group exhibition about sweetness, memory, labor, communication, prognostication, commercialism, growth, and decay. It positions time as a double-edged sword at once full of potential and simultaneously as the ultimate, unrelenting agent of decay. Featuring four artists with lives and works rooted in New Orleans, Alabama, Virginia, and Chicago, Double Cola tracks a subliminal line through the United States, implicating the movement of people, ideas, traditions, and industry, from palm reading to boat manufacturing.

Zarouhie Abdalian hurls clay into an outboard motor to make clutches; elsewhere, a sculpture demonstrates the meeting of a ballast stone and a gold plate. William Christenberry photographs the physical collapse of a palm reading site in Havana Junction, Alabama, over the course of many years. Kevin Jerome Everson turns his camera–clockwise–around a liquor store in Mississippi as the owner takes inventory. Deborah Stratman takes us to a Chicago landmark by way of the Blues Brothers, and we finish under the overpass at night.

Link: “Double Cola at Regards”

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