"Permagrin" Collection- JAMES MORROW
These archival artworks reference 90's Rave and Club Culture. Loosely specific to Chicago and the Midwest where the artist attended most parties, using defeated materials such as promotional rave flyers, James Morrow attempts to recreate the vibe and visual stimulation of those materials that clogged up windows and doorways of music and clothing stores all over the Chicagoland area. There was something special about this time within the artist life. A defining time of self discovery and evolution as a human, The "Permagrin" Collection hopes to conjure up emotions and thoughts relative to those events in warehouses and boarded up buildings, or simply inspire or stimulate its viewers with its visual brilliance.
The 11th Letter
Defeated Material, Mixed Media, Collage, Archival Art
Felix was the 1st hit of acid this artist took at the Rainbow Room on Clark St. in Andersonville neighborhood Chicago. It was a Rave oddly close to my house. I was pretty "straight edged" back then but I was always wondering what my Waukegan, IL friends were feeling because they always seemed so happy. I decided that I would give it a go. Naive to the time one enjoys tripping I took this hit of acid in the early mornings of the night. To my surprise I was still tripping at a baseball game that I had to play the next day. I didn't think I was going to start that game being new to the team. I remember seeing infrared throughout the first two innings of the game like I was the Predator in the movies. I went 3 for 4 that game with a triple and became the starting catcher for the rest of the season. What a crazy 12 hours.