Opening Friday June 23, 2006 from 5pm-10pm
Prospectus Art Gallery
1210 W. 18th St Chicago, IL 60608
Chicago, Illinois—Prospectus Art Gallery will showcase a retrospective exhibition of the Pilsen-based artist, Jeff Abbey Maldonado. The show will feature higlights of Maldonado’s work since 1999. Twenty paintings, all acrylic on canvas, make up the exhibit which will open with a reception at Prospectus Art Gallery on June 23. The exhibit will run through August 4, 2006.
The characters of Maldonado’s featured work are a reflection of contemporary man’s condition. Like the characters of French novelist Michel Hollenbecq, Maldonado’s protagonists reveal a mysterious aura always in conflict with beauty while they sink in solitude wherever they may be. For writer Jeff Huebner, is “a contemporary artist who is acutely preoccupied with the quest to realize, and define, one’s most authentic identity amid our shape-shifting palimpsest of places and histories and mythologies. Since the early 1990s, he has worked in a wide variety of media that, animated by figurative, abstract, and ancient imagery, has mined the overlapping layers of the so-called American character and experience. Yet he also strives to relate a transnational story, a story beyond borders”.
The exhibition will take place in the Pilsen neighborhood, the heart of today’s Mexican Renaissance. Prospectus Art Gallery is located at 1210 W. 18th Street, Chicago, Illinois.