J. Kent
On the impossibility of a singular hand

1224 W Loyola Ave, Chicago IL
May 31, 2014 - June 21, 2014

Artist Talk Wednesday, March 10 // 7 PM CST (Zoom.us)

On the impossibility of a singular hand is a multi-platform project organized by interdisciplinary artist J. Kent. Through an invitation to the public and a variety of artistic practitioners, the show explores the question: How do you attempt a growing?



Seeking to reframe notions surrounding traditional arts spaces, the show utilizes Roman Susan as a site to engage alternative programing and promote discourse pertaining to personal agency, the desire for transcendence, and aspiration amidst confinement.

From June 2nd-8th, J. will live in the gallery, and attempt to grow a seed in the palm of his hand. The gallery will be open 24-hours a day for this first week, affording the public closer proximity to the process.

During this time viewers are encouraged to integrate themselves into this endeavor, and are requested to bring whatever physical or immaterial matter might be utilized to prompt growth and transformation. Numerous free services such as massage, yoga, and cosmetic makeovers will be provided during this week. Visitors are encouraged to partake in these acts of service, and may also visit the gallery to offer their own contr ibutions of care and support for others.



Monday, June 2
In-visible Spaces with Christa Donner, Andrew Yang & Stella Donner-Yang

We have been with
E.L. Hunter 

Tuesday, June 3
522 Years with MOUTHY WOMEN
Screening of
Kitch's Last Meal

Wednesday, June 4
Eye Looks with Politimi Tsiftilis
Plant Power with Aurora Tabar & Sara Zalek

Thursday, June 5
Gift Economy with Lara Oppenheimer

Friday, June 6
Body Prayer with Tom Hack
On the Everyday with April Noga
Laughing and Emulation with Gwyneth Anderson

Saturday, June 7
Collective Cleaners
Meditation with Aurora Tabar
Randrom-Access Memory with Jason Brown & TZCK Team

Sunday, June 8
Writing Group


On the impossibility of the singular hand (2014), J. Kent | MAI - June 16, 2014

An Artist Grows a Seed in the Palm of His Hand | Hyperallergic - June 6, 2014