DATE: “Friday, September 23, 2011 – 5-7PM”
LOCATION: “Roaming”
PERFORMANCE: “Epilation”


A woman, dressed in a plunging black dress with red stilettos and a faux fur coat, has her coat meticulously maintained by two men in white jump suits.

Industry of the Ordinary were formed in 2003. The two artists who make up this collaborative team, Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson, have long histories as visual and performative artists. They bring complementary sensibilities to their activities. Their projects exist in temporal terms but have also been conceived to function on the web site associated with the collaboration,

They have had solo shows at the MCA and NEIU Gallery and performed at the opening of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as making work for a wide variety of private, semi-private and public settings. They will have a survey of their practice at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2012.


Through sculpture, text, photography, video and performance, Industry of the Ordinary are dedicated to an exploration and celebration of the customary, the everyday, and the usual. Their emphasis is on challenging pejorative notions of the ordinary and, in doing so, moving beyond the quotidian.

Photos by Cesario Moza

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