Show Dates: 2007-01-01 - 2007-01-31|
Title: 2 a.m. Sweatshop Explosion
Artist: Elliott Kozel
I have been vomiting my whole life. It started when I was about 5 or 6 and has continued ever since.
When I started out, there weren't very many other people vomitting with such consistency and passion in the Madison scene, so I was lucky enough to be recognized as Madison's finest in the field. For years I would get paid vomiting gigs at birthday parties, frat houses, barmitzvahs and funerals, and life seemed like it couldn't get any better. I mean, I was getting 2 or 3 hundred dollars a pop at these things, and remember that this was all cash: tax free, baby.
Everything was going swell until the my manager lost his marbles and destroyed my life savings and stole all my credit cards.
I was forced to live on the streets and babysit Matthew Barney's cousin's children to get by. Little Rocco and Greylin inspired me to go to a nearby christian college and get my life together and make clay pots. So I did that for a while. It was during that period that I created most of the art you see here today. It couldn't have been done without the help and inpiration of Rocco and Greylin, nor the double-triple Masters p.h. Doctorate degree in FFFiiiine Art I received from the Tuskegee Institute. Vomiting (also throwing up or emesis) is the forceful expulsion of the contents of one's stomach through the mouth.