LATINO ART THROUGH A CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY
Upcoming Exhibition at Columbia College Chicago Features
Accomplished Latin American Artists
Chicago, December 2002 Symbols, Myth and Metaphors is an
exhibition featuring outstanding Chicago-based Latin American Artists
who address meaning, symbols, beauty and spirituality through the
diversity of their visual language. A process exhibition, Symbols,
Myth and Metaphor features final pieces of work as well as preliminary
sketches, drawings and other evidence that demonstrates how an artist
arrived at his/her final product.
Symbols, Myth and Metaphors opens at Columbia College Chicagos
A+D 11th Street Gallery on January 24 and runs through March 8,
2003. A+D 11th Street Gallery is located at 72 E. 11th Street .
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Tuesday Saturday.
An opening reception will take place on Friday, January 24th, 5
7 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to
the public. For more information call 312.344.6156.
"The goal of this exhibition is to challenge people to go beyond
the narrow definitions that tend to be associated with Latin American
art and provoke new ways of looking at art created by Latinos,"
said exhibition curator and accomplished artist Oscar Martinez.
"The artists presented represent a rich cultural diversity
within the Latino community and their participation in Symbols,
Myth and Metaphors have allowed them to explore their individual
culture and personal definitions of who they are."
Martinez has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout
the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico. He was actively involved
in Chicagos mural movement and several of his murals can be
seen around the city. Martinez is the founder of the Latin American
Museum of Art.
Participating artists include Montserrat Alsina, Javier Chavira,
Jorge Felix, Alfredo Martinez Galvan, Sergio Gomez, Alberto Gonzalez,
Eladio Gonzalez, Raul Ortiz, Paul Sierra, Michele Tuohey and Santiago
Columbia College Chicago is the countrys largest visual, performing
and media arts college.