Produced in conjunction with Chicago and Puerto Rico-based artists Josué Pellot and Rosalín Suero with Joe Jeffers, Lounge is a site-specific installation at The Hokin Project, Chicago, IL.
Josue Pellot’s paintings, sculptures, and installations often reference his personal experiences, invoking simulacrums of other times and places and alluding to the complexities of culture. He maintains a focus on formal composition to execute and make real these ideas. Rosalin Suero engages specific spaces through their characteristics, histories, and uses. Both of the artists collaborated to develop this site specific project using themes from Pellot’s studio and combining this with Suero’s working methods.
The recent work in Lounge: A Space in Decomposition signals a development in Pellot’s studio practice. Executed alongside key collaborators, the project is an intervention which invites many others to activate components of the space - such as the stage - and manipulates the functional space through new information and programming. By steadily incorporating more influences and engaging other artists Lounge suggests that the presiding impulses evident among a younger generation of artists lean toward self-organization and immaterial process. The Lounge is ultimately a space for discourse, happenings, and events - all of which mix around the point of focus, the Hokin Project space.
Photography: Jon Miller & Hedrich Blessing
Project Manager, Maddy Willms