Printmaking Demonstration by Carlos Barberena July 13, 2012 6pm-10pm

“The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” after Durer. 36″ x 26″. Linocut 2011 by Carlos Barberena

Join Us for Carlos Barberena’s Printmaking Demonstration at Prospectus Art Gallery

Free Admission and first 50 people receive a free print!

July 13th, 2012 6pm-10pm

Prospectus is featuring Carlos Barbarena July 7th

“The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” after Durer. 36″ x 26″. Linocut 2011 by Carlos Barbarena

“Paradise Lost”

A one-man exhibition by Chicago artist

Carlos Barbarena

July 7th, 2012 through August 4th, 2012

Opening reception: Saturday, July 7th from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Chicago, Illinois  –  Prospectus Art Gallery cordially invites you to an outstanding exhibition, titled “PARADISE LOST”, a collection of linocuts and woodcuts.

Carlos Barberena is a Nicaraguan Printmaker based in Chicago, he has exhibited individually in Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and the USA. His work has been shown in important Art Fairs, Art Biennials, Museums, Galleries and Cultural Centers.

Mr. Barberena’s work was selected to represent Nicaragua in the XIII Art Salon, Identity Imprint: A Glance at Ibero-American Printmaking at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.; the 6th KIWA at the Kyoto Museum of Art in Japan; the 8th Triennial – Mondial de L’Estampe et de la Gravure Originale in Chamalieres, France; and the V Biennial of Caribbean Dominican Republic. He was invited to participate in the III World Body Art Conference in Venezuela and more recently, in the exhibition “Les Saltimbanques” an homage to Gustave Doré at the Musée d’Art Roger-Quilliot – MARQ – in France, where his work was exhibited alongside Doré’s Masterpiece.

Barberena’s work is in the collection of KIWA, Kyoto, Japan; the School of Fine Arts, (UNAM), Mexico; the Triennial Prints Cabinet, AMAC, France; the International Exlibriscentrum, Stedelijke Museum in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium; the Lia Bermudez Museum, Venezuela; and the National Gallery of Costa Rica.

Please join us for the grand reception at Prospectus in the Pilsen neighborhood, the heart of today’s Mexican Renaissance. Your presence will strengthen the local development of the arts in times like the present.

Printmaking Demonstration: Friday July 13th (2nd Friday) 6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m

Free admission, Parking will be available.

Prospectus is featuring Mario Castillo May 12th

“ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE MIND”

A one-man exhibition by Chicago artist

Mario Castillo

May 12th, 2012 through June 23rd, 2012

Opening reception: Saturday, May 12th from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Chicago, Illinois  –  Prospectus Art Gallery cordially invites you to an outstanding exhibition, titled “ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE MIND”, featuring the works of who we consider, a Chicago master.

Mr. Castillo received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts. At Cal Arts, he fell under the influence of John Baldassari. Castillo also worked closely with Allan Kaprow (performance), Nam June Paik (video), Patrick O’Neill and Jules Engle (film), Morton Subotnick (electronic music), Paul Brach (painting), and Stephan Von Hume (kinetics).

Castillo was the first of Chicago’s pioneer artists of the 1960’s mural movement to start painting   murals at Lane Tech in 1964. He also did the first Latino mural, the first multicultural mural, the first Abstract mural, and the first anti-Vietnam War mural. Castillo’s unique approach to mural painting with youth served as a prototype for future muralists. He now teaches Fine Arts at Columbia College Chicago. Castillo’s work is in the collections of eleven museums throughout the US, from the National Museum of American Art to the Art Institute of Chicago to The San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art. In a world-wide search, Castillo’s work was selected to represent the Mexican culture in the latest edition of “The Course of Mexican History”, Published by Oxford University.

Please join us for the grand reception at Prospectus in the Pilsen neighborhood, the heart of today’s Mexican Renaissance. Your presence will strengthen the local development of the arts in times like the present.

 Free admission.  Parking will be available.

Prospectus is Featuring Anne Farley Gaines March 17th

“NATURE AND THE CITY”

A Retrospective.

Anne Farley Gaines

March 17th, 2012 through April 27th, 2012

Opening reception: Saturday, March 17th from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Chicago, Illinois  –  Prospectus Art Gallery is pleased on presenting a comprehensive retrospective titled “NATURE AND THE CITY”.

Anne Farley Gaines approaches her art supported with a BA in Studio Art from Principia College, Elsah, IL. and a MFA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. This has been proven with works in such collections as the Rockford Art Museum. Her art teaching endeavors have escalated into student mural projects through grants from After School Matters.

Anne magically captures light on her subject matter to project the vibrancy of color. Her enjoyment of spontaneous brushwork results in painterly surprises. Extending herself into painting on ceramic tile completes her entrance into mixed media, and the documentation of Pilsen neighbors entrenches her in the realm of portraiture.

Please join us for the grand reception at Prospectus in the Pilsen neighborhood, the heart of today’s Mexican Renaissance. Your presence will strengthen the local development of the arts in times like the present.

 Free admission.  Parking will be available.

Prospectus is having a Closing Reception featuring Mauricio Sepulveda March 3rd, 2012

Please join us for the closing reception at Prospectus in the Pilsen neighborhood, the heart of today’s Mexican Renaissance. Your presence will strengthen the local development of the arts in times like the present. For more information click here.