Check The Children: New Work by Corkey Sinks

April 16th-May 15th

New work by Chicago-based artist Corkey Sinks explores modern incarnations of mythology, folklore, fairy tales, superstition, and urban legend in horror film and teen culture.

Through drawing, soft sculpture, installation, video, and GIF animation, Sinks quietly tracks the contemporary chronology of ancient myths and legends as they become tropes in new and classic horror movies or delightful diversions at innocent slumber parties, serving as haunting, didactic, punishing, and entertaining escapes from teenage boredom and adolescent angst. As we experience the amusing yet unsettling connections between the darkest of ancient tales and the fondest of childhood memories, Sinks compels us to reconsider the history and meaning of symbolism and narrative as a transfer of fluid information across culture, time, and space.