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.

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