Love it or Leave it features works by Jack Smith, Julie Murray, Jodie Mack, Lewis Klahr, Scott Stark, Tomonari Nishikawa, and Tom Palazzolo. These films employ familiar images and artifacts of mid-20th-century popular culture, laying bare an enthralling decadence of Western fantasy, consumerism, and excess.
Love it or Leave it includes the following 16mm films: Jack Smith, Song for Rent, 1969; Julie Murray, FF, 1986; Jodie Mack, Point de Gaze, 2012; Lewis Klahr, Altair, 1994; Scott Stark, Back in the Saddle Again, 1997; Tomonari Nishikawa, 45 7 Broadway, 2013; and Tom Palazzolo, Love It/Leave It, 1973.
For the Sake of Summer expands upon film and music motifs and cultural themes explored in McEvoy Arts’ summer exhibition, Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture. The music series presents a sonic compliment to Kjartansson’s video installations that are “about a feeling, but there’s no story.” For the Sake of Summer is co-presented with Canyon Cinema, Noise Pop, and the Roxie Theater.