Whatever You Residue Don’t Leave Me
“Whatever You Residue Don’t Leave Me” was a solo show curated by Jessie Devereaux for Comfort Station Logan Square. During the month of the show, I also programmed a screening of Kenneth Anger films with the GG Allin documentary “Hated”, titled GG VS. ANGER, and a closing event with a performance and installation titled Untiled (House Show). The press release is below, and the work list here.
“E. Aaron Ross’ show confronts the viewer with the repeated visual of decay: moldy loaves of bread encased in blocks of resin; a table top covered in shattered glass and festering milk; the mysterious monolith that reveals itself as a semen-soaked blanket.
These performance relics rally against the volatility of a constantly changing present — the cascade of moments in time that blur out what preceded.
“I don’t like thinking about things abstractly,” said Ross, “and I use my work to fight against convenient disassociation.” We naturally disassociate ourselves from concepts that cause us discomfort; but Ross’ elegant aesthetic lures us in and then confronts with the violence and absurdity of the day to day.
Ross pushes himself to uncomfortable lengths in order to communicate the universal human experience of time and decay. Wrestling grey and relative concepts into chaotic tangibility — into video, performance, and sculpture.
Whatever you Residue Don’t Leave Me is curated by Jessie Devereaux for Comfort Station Logan Square.”
Pieces included [in order below]:
Resembling The Sun
Licking the Rim of The Sun
Half in a Window Closed
9 Months and Half in a Window Closing