FEB 10, 2003
Seven Three Split is pleased to present new installations by Scott
Roberts (Chicago) and José Lerma (San
Juan, Puerto Rico).
Like many of his generation, Roberts spent far too much of his
youth watching television, cartoons and cereal commercials. His
obsession with escapism and geek culture directs his work towards
eroding the boundaries of fictional and real worlds. Roberts breaths
life into animated characters that are or seem familiar, the Lucky
Charms mascot and Devil Cat, by projecting them onto objects and
into corners of the gallery.
Robert’s work has exhibited at the Madison Art Center, Rockford
Art Museum, Wendy Cooper Gallery (Madison), Joymore (Chicago).
He has exhibited with Seven Three Split before as part of the Stray
Show 2002 and our Video Holiday exhibition at Project Room in Philadelphia.
Lerma’s conceptual installations and sculpture will break
your heart. His work consistently deals with the tension between
the heroic and the pathetic; and a self-awareness that all “art
is at some point about your parents and personal relationships.”
On display will be home videos of his ex-fiancée who recently
ended their relationship of four years. Also included is an abstract
painting of his the Mexican TV clown Cepillin (Little toothbrush)
who Lerma considers to be his first
Lerma holds an MFA from U.W. Madison. Most recently his work has
been exhibited at Are PR02[en ruta] (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Art
Basel Miami (M&M Proyectos). He’s scheduled for an exhibition
at Ex-Teresa in Mexico City, Mexico in 2003.
WHAT: Scott Roberts and José Lerma exhibition
WHERE: 971 w 18th St Chicago IL 60608
WHEN: opening reception SATURDAY, FEB 15 7-11PM
Show runs from FEB 15 – MARCH 21
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12-5PM
CONTACT: Tim Fleming, Director 312-733-2263 www.seventhreesplit.org
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