The title is a combination of two songs, “Sweat Loaf” by Butthole Surfers, and “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. “Sweat Loaf” is a rendition of “Sweet Leaf” by Black Sabbath, which is a song that gives thanks, specifically to weed. “Hallelujah” is one of the most widely covered popular songs, with approximately 300 renditions. It is also a song that gives thanks, specifically to God. The notion of the outsider is a correlate to the found object. A type of empathy is premised, in that to choose something that exists in its “pure” state, and to reimagine it, acts as a thanks. Distinctions between high and low, insider and outsider, manufactured object and found object, are all presented as interchangeable.
Sweat Loaf Hallelujah is on now until June 17th at soon.tw.
Jay Isaac. Sweat Loaf Hallelujah, 2017.
Silkscreened exhibition poster, 24 x 30 inches.
Zoe Barcza, Daddy Issue, 2017.
Acrylic and vinyl paint on canvas, 115 x 90 cm.
Object Catering, L.A. Menu Item 1, 2017.
Cardboard, 4 x 6 inches.
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