The High Mayors of ChicagoSecond Bedroom Project Space presents The High Mayors of Chicago, a group of works by artist Kevin Jennings conflating the powerful Irish mayors from Bridgeport and the High Kings of Ireland. The artist will explore the link between the history of the Irish mayors form Bridgeport and the mythology surrounding the High Kings of Ireland and their coronation process, which, according to Irish legend, occurred when the Stone of Destiny on the Hill of Tara would give a roar that could be heard all over the island when touched by the true High King.
Kevin Jennings lives and works in Chicago. He received his MFA from UIC in 2004. Locally, he has shown at places like Experimental Station, C.O.M.A., VONZWECK, Old Gold, 312, and 1/Quarterly. Kevin currently works for the University of Illinois and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.