SAVING SOULS SOCIETY is the creative brainchild of Chicago-based artist Camille Iemmolo. Iemmolo gathers together 16 creative minds, including such notables as Aaron Freeman (NPR), Terry Spencer Hesser (Chicago film maker), Jon Wyville and Dave Loew (award winning Leo Burnett creative team, and Will Rigby (via phone-drummer of the famed band DB's and a Duke of Steve Earle). The group will discuss themes of war, peace and the importance of art and humor in a suffering society WITHIN artist Goshka Macuga’s installation, the Nature of the Beast Roundtable.
The Roundtable installation deals with world politics, art and Picasso's Guernica, one of the most political pieces of art ever made. SAVING SOULS SOCIETY will become part of Macuga's physical work by utilizing her round table in their discussion.
But it is more than a typical discussion. The work springs from the mind of Iemmolo, maker of the 101/2ft. Band-Aid House -an installation covered in over 21,000 band-aids and scotch tape, regarding human suffering and how we endure, recently shown with Packer Schopf Gallery and ArtMiami. You know it isn’t just a bland discussion.
Iemmolo continues her creative role in this new concept piece/game/panel exploring human suffering and art and the cross roads between the two. The artist aims to show, once again, that humor must exist in the darkest of times.
Standing room only. It is an exhibit after all.