June 1 - July 8, 2018
at the Chicago Athletic Association

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the meals of our days.”

In partnership with the Chicago Athletic Association hotel, Johalla Projects was pleased to showcase the work of Los Angeles-based Clay Hickson in the hotel's second-floor lobby.

Emotional Eater is a journey into the human condition told exclusively through food and light. The bright, promising joy of breakfast gently bleeds into the strange discomfort of lunch. As the day’s natural light is replaced by the warm glow of the dinner table, we reflect on the changing world over a glass of wine and a slice of cake.

Clay Hickson is an illustrator and publisher based in Los Angeles. He has worked with a range of clients including Netflix, Lucky Peach, Bloomberg Businessweek, American Express, Apartamento, the New York Times and the Poetry Foundation. Clay is also the founder of Tan & Loose Press, an independent publisher of medium quality, Riso-printed books and ephemera for the tasteless art collector.