October 5 – November 16
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Chicago-based artist Martinez E-B returns to his hometown with a solo show at Waterloo Arts. “B Side,” is a multi-media exhibition of video, sound, painting, drawing, and found and altered objects featuring the alienated, unapologetic and self-aware persona of Soul Sway.
“Soul was first developed in 2008 as a place where I could store my suppressed amoral, areligious, and life questioning appetite. Free from fear of disappointment from community and family, Soul questions the structures, powers and frameworks which surround my life.”Martinez E-B
Soul’s first public appearance was in 2014 in Soul Sway, a sound piece created at Columbia College Chicago using the voice of E-B. This work was followed by, Bar: Solitude in a Hallowed Chasm, a video piece screened in Chicago, IL. In this work, the artist’s voice was again utilized but Soul was also given a visual depiction as a space man existing in a vacant blackness. “B Side” will be the first full exhibition of Soul.