The Singleman Affair's Orpheatric Variety Show
9 PM--12 AM
2313 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Alma (Tselanie Townsend and Colin Palombi)
Double Morris (Aaron Zarzutzki, Brian Sulpizio, Bill Satek, Matt Schneider)
The Singleman Affair & the Jessie Garon 2-step
"At its core, this collection mourns our disconnection from each other and pinpoints that to overemphasize human intelligence is to create an obstacle that stands resolutely between ourselves and our love for one another. These women are so busy cleaning their instruments and recording fractions that they forget to steel their own hearts beating behind the very epidermal casing they are trying so hard to comprehend: 'She might even say it was love, / but that required a whole new set of tests, / a recalibration of her instruments, / and a major paradigm shift.'"
"Her paintings have a surreal quality, the edges often blurred as one image becomes another: a beard becomes a fish, a shirt melts into the coral of the sea floor, and flowers, always flowers sprouting where they desire. “I tried to paint my grandfather,” says the speaker, “and the figure devolved into flowers.” Often the paintings also include multiple perspectives of the same central figure, reminding me conceptually more of cubism than surrealism, Picasso’s figures (of Françoise Gilot, for example) often turning into flowers as well."