Winter Open House

February 21, 2016
12PM – 4PM


 

Winter Open House

 
Mana Contemporary Chicago invites you to celebrate our new winter programming at our quarterly open house. The event is free and open to all ages.

New exhibitions include:
Julio Galán and Daniel Lezama in the Pellizzi Family Collection is the first in a series of exhibitions from the family collection of anthropologist Francesco Pellizzi. The show highlights two remarkable Mexican painters: Julio Galán (1959-2006), who interiorized his journey of personal exploration with cathartic paintings that are curious amalgams, referencing Surrealism and post-modern collage; and Daniel Lezama (b.1968), who belongs to a newer generation of Neo-Mexicanism, re-appropriating the stereotypes of Mexico’s cultural and historical icons by turning them on their mythical heads. Antonio Murado: Ánimas presents five new large-scale linen works that draw inspiration from 17th century Baroque Spanish painting and the era of Spanish conquest and imperialism. By focusing on the reduction of painting to its simplest materials — canvas, stretcher, oil paint — Murado (b.1964, Spain) translates the age of exploration into a contemporary form. Mana Contemporary Chicago’s first-floor lobby will present Emilio Chapela: 512 Drinks, featuring close-up photos of various hued beverages, arranged in a grid. Chapela (b.1978, Mexico) is a conceptual artist with a background in mathematics and communication; his work often addresses themes of classification, networks, and translation. Also on view are recent works by video artists Donna Conlon (b.1966, USA) and Jonathan Harker (b.1975, Ecuador). Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker: Selected Video Works employs a playful approach to address serious sociopolitical themes, specifically those of Panama, where the artists both live and work.
RSVP to rsvpchicago@manacontemporary.com

Image: Julio Galán, El Que Se Viene Se Va, 1988.