Ass Grass or Gas

Saturday, Sep 9 – Oct 15, 2017 8 pm – 12 am

Mana Contemporary
2233 S Throop St
Studio #419
Chicago, IL 60608

Exhibition on view: September 9- October 14, 2017

Opening reception: Saturday, September 9, 3-7pm

Sparked by an interest in vanning culture, curators Josue Pellot and Robin Dluzen explore the aesthetics of the sub-culture with this exhibition that encompasses wider ideas about taste, the vernacular, and the psychedelic. 

In the gallery, Josue Pellot, Robin Dluzen, Margaret Crowley, Salvador Dominguez, Salvador Jimenez-Flores, Jourdon Gullett, Chantal Johnson and Omar Velazquez contribute works that reference customization, the vintage forms and patterns of a particular era of American-made vans, and the free-wheeling spirit that comes with complete immersion into a world with an alternate set of norms, values and attitudes.

The opening reception on Saturday September 9 will also feature a mini-vanning convention with Chicago-based vanners showing off their vehicles to the public.