A Man Walks Into A Bar
Artists: Connor Creagan, Morgan Manduley & Tim Mann
Location: Alcatraz Chicago, 1000 N. Halsted Chicago IL, 60642
Opening reception: Saturday October 12, 2013 / 6:00-10:00 PM
10.12.13 – 10.27.13
A man walks into a bar and has two options. He hits his head, or he ducks and gets a drink.
The three Chicago based artists featured in this show use this binary as a point of departure to moderate a dialogue throughout the exhibition. In an exploration of the power dynamics between art and the public’s preconceived notions of a masculine role within it, the work salutes universal ideals of good intentions while sticking its tongue out at the social norms of being a dude. A painting sags, a wall leans, a television lays on the floor, life goes on.
Morgan Manduley (b. 1985) is currently attending the SAIC. He attended the San Francisco Art Institute from 2004-07. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently in a group show at Yusto/Giner (Marbella, Spain) and solo exhibitions at Yautepec (Mexico City, MX) and Helmuth Projects (San Diego, CA).
Tim Mann (b.1990) recently completed his BFA at SAIC (2013). His recent exhibitions include Lodos Gallery (Chicago, IL), Leroy Neiman Center Gallery (Chicago, IL), and Kirks, Apartment (Chicago, IL).
Connor Creagan (b. 1991) recently completed his BFA at SAIC (2013) His recent exhibitions include Gagosian’t Gallery (Chicago, IL), and New Capital Gallery (Chicago, IL)