UPTOWN — At the end of September, Everybody's Coffee will unveil its newest exhibit, which combines science and math and is meant to turn heads.
Beginning Friday, 17 "compartmentalized" human heads created from an assortment of found and collected objects will be on display at the coffee shop, at 935 W. Wilson Ave. The concept, "Heads," was created by Uptown residents and artistic duo Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn.
“Some of the pieces reference each other, while other pieces probably only have significance to us,” Wynn said.
The heads were constructed by combining everyday items to resemble a human head, for example using campaign buttons as eyes, seashells as ears, masses of yarn for the cranium and coffee beans for brains, according a press release for the event.
Behind each of the items used to create the exhibit "are stories and memories," the release said.
“I lived in Israel and my father and I used to comb the deserts looking for mosaics, small treasures. These are very personal pieces,” said Massart, an art facilitator at Austin Special Chicago.
This will be the first time the full collection will be on display. The show runs from Sept. 28-Nov. 6 and an opening reception is scheduled for Oct. 2 from 6-8 p.m.
There will also be a cafe chat with Massart at 7 p.m. Oct. 7.
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