New Work by Liz Born & Victoria Martinez
Opening Reception Friday, May 16th, from 6-10pm
May 16 - June 13, 2014
1755 S Laflin St.
Using plants, refuse, and roadkill, Born and Martinez attempt
reanimation, asking: How does a body become a monument? Ruthless Powers
presents moments of decay, both architectural and biological, and the
subsequent preservation of abandoned places and post-mortem tissues. New
works reflect evidence of formal decision-making that leads to a
Drinks and refreshments will be served. We hope you can join us!
Liz Born is a printmaker, teaching artist and founder of Hoofprint
Workshop, a Pilsen-based printmaking studio. Her woodcuts feature a
handful of characters, archetypal and mammalian, performing acts of
eating, birthing, and self-contemplation.
Victoria Martinez is
an interdisciplinary artist and educator from Pilsen. She creates
site-specific interventions in the urban environment that honor memories
growing up in the community. Her work includes materials from local
establishments and found objects to echo nostalgia.
a project space located in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. The spanish
word "antena" means a device that is a transducer designed to transmit
or receive electromagnetic waves. In this case, it is meant to define a
cultural space that symbolically transmits/broadcasts art ideas, new
media & installation projects on a local and global scale.
On display through June 13th by appointment
antena is located just a block from the 18th pink line station, at the corner of Laflin and 18th St