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Esophagus Now

Esophagus Now

Chris von Szombathy

Presented at UNIT/PITT Projects, 15 East Pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada
June 11 - July 9, 2011, Opening reception Friday June 10, 8 pm
Gallery hours Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 5 pm

Chris von Szombathy's Esophagus Now combines prints, small sculptures and video in what is simultaneously a celebration and an interrogation of consumption -- and "consumption" is meant literally here, given the substance of the work. From custom-drawn labels on soft-drink bottles, together making up the words in sentences, to immaculate reproductions of snack food -- this exhibition evokes thirst, hunger and primal longings in a fashion that is both exuberant and introspective.

Chris von Szombathy is a visual/audio artist and producer whom is currently published by Drawn & Quarterly and is working on his first book for Simply Read. He has also been published in editions by TV Books and Anteism and his work has been shown in galleries in Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barcelona and Edinburgh. He also is currently the musical director for Audio Ahdeo Awdio and Tour de Fours.

A book will accompany this exhibition. There will also be nightly presentations of Chris von Szombathy's music and video in the windows of 15 East Pender Street.

Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, noon to 5pm.

UNIT/PITT Projects gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the British Columbia Arts Council, the Canada Council, the City of Vancouver, and the many contributions of our members, artists, individual donors and volunteers, without whom we would be unable to continue.