Saturday, October 17, 2009 - Sunday, October 18, 2009
Pilsen Open Studios is an artist run art walk that takes place in October. Each year artists, galleries, cultural centers and cafes open their doors during special hours. Over 30 spaces, 60+ artists from Carpenter St. to Leavitt St. and from 16th St. For more info go to: http://pilsenopenstudios.org/
Antena will participate again in this year's 18th St. Pilsen Open Studios' art walk weekend by showcasing new work by artists:
Jenny Priego is visual and performance artist who draws inspiration from her existence as a feminine being and random beauty. She uses several forms of media to interpret her self exploration, such as technology, her body, voice, and formal fine art technique. Her latest and ongoing project is "Adelita Pata de Perro" a photographic journal of Adelita, a character that was inspired by the women who fought in the Mexican Revolution. Priego's Adelita is a hyper-ethnic woman wandering the world on an ever changing journey, and on her voyage of discovery she encounters symbols of power, femininity, sex, and cultural imagery. She finds herself in different situations and places that take her from Paris, to Rome and sugar cane mills in Mexico. Priego studied at Columbia College and currently works as a Stewardess.
Jaime Mendoza was awarded a grant from the National Performance Network/Visual Arts Network to participate in a one week residency at Galería De La Raza’s. The name of the exhibit, “No Distance Is More Awesome” was part of PICTURING IMMIGRATION, a year-long series of exhibitions and public events examining immigration from Latino perspectives. Mendoza earned his earned his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002.
Miguel Cortez is an artist living in Chicago and born in Guanajuato, Mexico. He has studied filmmaking at Columbia College and has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent exhibitions include a show in Champaign, IL at the Krannert Museum and at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, as well as, in Bridge Art Fair in Miami. Past shows include an exhibit in Dallas at Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, "Lo Romantico" at Glass Curtain Gallery and "Lies that Bill Gates told me: Exploring the Digital Divide" at VU Space in Melbourne, Australia.
18th St. Pilsen Open Studios 2009
Saturday and Sunday October 17-18, 2008
Noon - 7pm
1765 S. Laflin St.
Chicago IL 60608
antenapilsen (at) gmail.com