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.

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