In the interactive installation Stone Throw, Jake Myers re-creates an Olympic curling rink. Along with a team of artists, Myers will invite gallery attendees to glide on synthetic ice, throw fabricated stones, and drink together in friendly competition.
This work celebrates the Myers family tradition of curling at a rink in rural Illinois. In contrast with the sports that Myers experienced at school, which emphasized hyper-competition, physical intimidation, and at times even violence, the family curling experience provided a relaxing, but still athletic, retreat. Out on the ice, the family of competitors and teammates accomplished their goals with trust, luck, and displays of subtle physical skill.
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Jake Myers (b. 1985) is a Chicago-based artist, film-maker, educator and volleyball coach. In the past few years, Myers exhibited his art-sport hybrids at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center, the MDW Fair, POW! Action Arts Festival in San Francisco, the Queer Cultural Center in San Francisco, ΜΕΣ(s)Α Project Space in Portland, and the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival.