Drinking from the Snake’s Mouth is an exhibition of new collaborative works by Steven Frost and Steven Vainberg. The culmination of a seven-month long dialogue initiated during their time as residents of ACRE, in rural Wisconsin, this exhibition looks at the crossroads between the tender, the holy, the profane, the creative ego, aggression, “watersports,” and punk rock through paintings, sculptures, videos, photos, and a Tumblr blog.

Coinciding with the exhibition, a small catalog –developed from a collaborative Tumblr, D.f.t.S.M — will be published, including an essay by Dr. Andy Campbell (Senior Lecturer, Texas State University; Art Editor, The Destroyer Magazine).[Contains Explicit Content]

April 14-28

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 14, 4-8pm
Open Hours : By Appointment

The Plaines Project
1822 S Desplaines St, Chicago, IL, 60616

STEVEN FROST (b. Woodsville, NH) ) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and performance. Frost’s work explores the partnership of identity and objects by exploring literary works and queer archives. Frost was the 2009 recipient of the Lenore G. Tawney Prize, BFA, 2004, Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics & Design, Alfred, NY. MFA, 2011, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

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STEVEN VAINBERG (b. Philadelphia, PA) Lives in Chicago, IL. He is a multimedia artist who grapples with the notions of visual semiotics within personal identity, subculture, and nationalism through branding.. BFA 2007, Tyler School of art, Philadelphia, PA . MFA, 2014, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

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