Artist’s Reception: Friday, September 5, 5:00 – 7:00PM
July 19 – October 3, 2008
Razkauchismo is the marriage and contradictive fusion of high and low art
Inspired by urban and small town aesthetics. This exhibition features artists who use society’s scraps and recyclables to make personal statements. Razcauche is intentionally eclectic and utilizes common and found objects to create visual celebrations echoing the underdog and marginalized peoples.
Razcauche is a bricolage of Mexican and Chicago American sources and styles including fine art practices, folk, funk, pop, imagist, mass media, political and techno. The slightly subversive, spelling of the title reflects a post-modern appropriation of the sensibility as it applies to visual art, with an inventive, often defiant West Pilsen/Chicago spin.
Participating artists include:
Patricia Acosta, Ricardo Santos Hernandez, Noelle Mason,
Kenneth Morrison, Gilbert Rocha, Marcos Raya and Gabriel Villa.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Betty Rymer Gallery, 280 S. Columbus Drive, Chicago IL 60603
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM