Performance > Hyperbole, 2011

Hyperbole was a collaborative exhibition between Kate Brandt and Chicago-based artist and art critic, Pedro Veléz. The work displayed included paintings, banners and sculptures created by Veléz, and drawings, a self-portrait and wall text created by Brandt. At the opening reception, Brandt performed for 3 hours, creating "never-before-drawn-drawings" for gallery visitors.

"When are fictions ever pure fictions, like whimsical untruths planted and built in false realities? Fictions are often born from inklings and the subtle hint of a story, never without intent or moral justification. A Freudian slip or a seemingly improper parallel might not be a misstep, but a calculated perceptual trick, sustained by hyperbole." - Danielle Rosen, Curator

Hyperbole
Artist self-portrait
16" x 20"
2011
Hyperbole
Wall Text
16" x 20"
2011
Hyperbole
Performance documentation
2011
Hyperbole
Graphite on paper
5.5" x 8.5"
2011