June 17, 2016 - August 13, 2016
Reception: Friday, June 17, 5-8pm
curated by Jessica Cochran
artists include: Jessica Caponigro, Diane Christiansen, Deborah Handler, Anna Kunz, Zoe Nelson, Josue Pellot with Josh Reames, Allison Reimus, Ryan Richey, Philip von Zweck, Erin Washington, Amanda Williams
Thursday, February 25 at 5pm
Claudia Cassidy Theatre
Chicago Cultural Center
Panelist include: Stephanie Cristello, Alison Fraunhar, Kristin Korolowicz, Teresa Silva, and J. Gibran Villalobos + William A. Ruggiero (JGV/WAR).
Moderator: Josh Rios
Please join us at the Claudia Cassidy Theater February 25th at 5pm for a conversation featuring the critics, educators, writers, and editors who have contributed catalog essays for the exhibition PRESENT STANDARD curated by Edra Soto and Josue Pellot. The discussion will expand upon the concerns and issues surrounding contemporary Latinx culture, aesthetics, and politics touched on in the various catalog essays. Additionally, the discussion will focus on the broader contexts and implications of contemporary Latinx-based art production in Chicago and beyond. Come learn more about the writers, artists, and thinkers associated with this landmark exhibition. PRESENT STANDARD is currently on view at the Chicago Cultural Center through April 24, 2016.
…no es un questionario: Un Panel de Discusión de PRESENT STANDARD
Jueves, 25 de febrero a las 5pm
Teatro Claudia Cassidy
Centro Cultural de Chicago
Panelistas incluyen a: Stephanie Cristello, Alison Fraunhar, Kristin Korolowicz, Teresa Silva, and J. Gibran Villalobos + William A. Ruggiero (JGV/WAR).
Moderador: Josh Rios
Únete a nosotros el 25 de Febrero en el Teatro Claudia Cassidy a las 5pm para una conversación ofrecida por críticos, educadores, escritores y editores, quienes han contribuido con ensayos para el catalogo de la exhibición PRESENT STANDARD curada por Edra Soto and Josue Pellot. La discusión se expandirá a las preocupaciones y problemas que rodean la cultura contemporánea Latinx, la estética y la política aludida en los diversos ensayos para el catálogo. Además, la discusión se centrará en los contextos más amplios y las implicaciones de la producción artística contemporánea, basado en el arte Latinx en Chicago y más allá. PRESENT STANDARD se encuentra actualmente en el Centro Cultural de Chicago hasta el 24 de abril del 2016.
January 30–April 24, 2016
Guest curated by Edra Soto and Josué Pellot, Present Standard gathers 25 works by 25 contemporary, US-based Latino artists whose works play with the manifold meanings of "present" – as in contemporary, attending or existing – and "standard" – referring to a flag or pennant, measuring tactic, guiding principle or a potent symbol of national identity.
Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor
Puerto Rican Artist Communities
By Chicago Art Magazine on Sep 01, 2010 in Featured, Reviews
This article is not a roundup of Puerto Rican artists. It’s not about Puerto Rican identity art. This article is about prominent, talented artists that exhibit art in self-identified Puerto Rican exhibition spaces, or in similarly themed shows. This is an extremely important distinction, as there are many fine artists of Puerto Rican decent who aren’t on this list because they don’t exhibit in these particular venues and shows. What this article wishes to describe, however, is a community of linked galleries in an particular area that makes such strong work, it deserves wider recognition by the larger art community that may be unfamiliar with this amazing area and group of artists.
Josué Pellot is a sculptor, who considers even his work in other mediums to be extensions of his sculpture practice and shows regularly in Chicago, Puerto Rico and the UK. His work is anything but traditional, however, as he often utilizes the language and form of everyday life to critical and humorous effect. He once installed neon light pieces in the window of La Municipal Supermarket (2559 W. Division) just in time for the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Easily mistaken for alcohol advertisements, the pieces actually depicted moments from the European colonization of the Americas, suggestively reminding onlookers of the racism and oppression of their not-so-distant past. He has also infiltrated a “Boricua toy” vending machine in Humboldt Park, purchasing it, toys and all, from the distributor and adding renditions of himself and his family to the navel-baring female and paint gun-toting male figurines sold within for fifty cents. He currently has a solo exhibition, Pellot Gonzalez Rios, at the Hyde Park Art Center that is up through August 22nd, the content of which focuses on his family and childhood in Puerto Rico. He recently took his first venture into filmmaking, making I’m the Queen with colleague Henrique Cirne-Lima, a documentary about a 2009 beauty pageant for Puerto Rican, transgendered youth from Paseo Boricua. The film will screen at the Hyde Park Art Center Saturday August 14th.