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TAMED: An Interview with Oaxacan artist Ricardo Angeles

Oaxacan artist, Ricardo Angeles spent the month of September working on canvases in preparation for his first solo gallery opening at Pilsen Outpost. TAMED, the show’s name is a play on the restrictions he gave himself while preparing his artwork for the show. There were days when the weather was perfect to go out and […]

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Nicaraguan-born printmaker shows satirical works at local gallery

Self-expression against corporate imperialists never gets old, and this time, the artist embraces a tradition of transgression and never gets his hands dirty. The Nicaraguan-born, Chicago-based printmaker Carlos Barberena’s provocatively-titled exhibition “In Greed We Trust,” substitutes our religious devotion (God with a capital ‘G’) with the destructive lust of one of the deadly sins (Greed […]

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Arte y Vida: Bringing Latino Culture to the Forefront

It started, as many great things do, with a simple idea. Noticing the lack of avenues promoting local Latino art, entertainment and culture, Amor Montes De Oca began brainstorming. An art enthusiast herself, she wanted to provide a space where Chicagoans could find a variety of events that strayed away from the stereotypical. That was […]