Press Release: Joanne Aono – “One & 1” at Images Gallery



One & 1
Joanne Aono
Images Gallery
1823 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
January 27 through February 23, 2014
Opening: Friday, January 31, 6-9pm

Chicago, IL — “One & 1,” a solo exhibition of art by Joanne Aono. The show features abstract text drawings based on dualites stemming from being a twin and Japanese American. The Twin/Futago drawings are abstractions of the universal dualities we face in seeking both a collective and unique identity. The “Hashi”drawings combine the concept and process of manipulating graphite pencils like chopsticks. Using these two identical tools to make separate unique lines in unison is reflective of twins and their pursuit of individuality. A previous iteration of this exhibition was presented in October at the Lee Dulgar Gallery in South Holland.

Philip Hartigan wrote a nice review of Joanne’s October exhibition for Hyperallergic. You can read it here.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 31, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, February 16, 4pm
Gallery Hours: Sundays 2-5pm and by appointment

Joanne Aono website
Images Gallery website