P.O.P : Perceptions of Population

My first time curating an exhibition! I feel very fortunate and lucky to have been able to bring international artists to Chicago’s 33 Contemporary Gallery.

 

The internet has made it possible for global interaction to exist on a massive scale. Through this, we are able to witness cultural occurrences and differentiations that may not have been possible to witness otherwise.

P.O.P (Perceptions of Population) is an avenue of joining a group of artists together and offering a visual consciousness of how our geographical locations directly impact our impressions of the human population. These works on paper, offer a range of thematics from satirical, political, philosophical, spiritual or emotional and represent the locals of the United States, Germany, Austria, Indonesia and Greece.

Slideshow @ Roman Susan Annex

I was so happy to be able to be a part of this wonderful group exhibition at Roman Susan Annex. It was an innovative exhibition, unlike any I had seen (around my area) before. Here’s to more challenging exhibitions and exhibition spaces that are breaking new grounds!

Roman Susan Web 2

1st Open Studio – Sept. 14th

Happy to announce my first Open Studio event on Sunday, September 14th from 4-8pm.

This event is co-hosted with Ruth Crnkovich of CRN Fine Art.

RSVP isn’t necessary, so if you find yourself in the area stop by for some food, drink and art!

Open Studio Card

10th Annual Self-Portrait Exhibition @ 33 Contemporary Gallery

This is the final run for this exhibition and it’s going to go out with a bang! I’m really looking forward displaying my small installation.

To celebrate the final exhibition, curator Sergio Gomez has personally invited a selection of artists who have exhibited within the last ten years. This exhibition titled “Curator’s Choice” celebrates one decade of contemporary self-portraiture.  It opens on July 18th in the spacious second floor gallery of the Zhou B Art Center.

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Blue Collar Project
Liz Mares Blue Collar Duo
Steel Mill Uniforms, Dried Roses – Portion of Installation

 

For at least a year, I have been working on a project that involves the culture of heavy industry. This project has been a bit difficult and challenging, but within the last few weeks it has started to devolop into the visual words I’ve been wanting to say.

I come from an area of steel mills, oil refineries and train yards and the more I delve into the culture of other countries, I started to question the culture that I come from. It was in this search that I discovered and realized that I am from a Blue Collar world.

In this body of work, I am going to explore Blue Collar culture and how it effects the region as a whole and also how it effects (or has effected) me personally.

This is a long term projects, but one that will take time to cultivate. Updates as they come!