Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Summer Heat: Recent Work by Saul Aguirre and Miguel Cortez

Summer Heat: Recent Work by Saul Aguirre and Miguel Cortez

Opening Friday June 17th from 6pm-10pm

Carlos and Dominguez Fine Art Gallery presents the work of Saul Aguirre and Miguel Cortez. The work includes a mixture of paintings, drawings, digital cellphone prints and installation. Both artists have been active in the Pilsen art community since the mid 90s. This is their first 2-person show in the Pilsen neighborhood.

Saul Aguirre is a Chicago Based artist born in Mexico City. He has been considered a standout at NEXT 2010 Chicago by PEDRO VÉLEZ who is an artist and critic living in Chicago. Saul used real manacles, to remind people of the reality of being picked up by the police during a live spectacle, and captivated people with his small drawings. Saul has been exhibiting Nationally and Internationally, in several Museums and Galleries since 1990.

Miguel Cortez is an artist/curator living in Chicago and born in Guanajuato, Mexico. He has studied filmmaking at Columbia College and art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He currently runs Antena, an alternative art space located in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. His artwork has been shown at Gallery 414 in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Krannert Museum and at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Other shows included exhibits in Dallas at Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Glass Curtain Gallery and at VU Space in Melbourne, Australia.

Carlos and Dominguez Fine Art Gallery
1538 W. Cullerton Street
Chicago, IL 60608
By appointment only. For more information call: 773-580-8053

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