I had a chance to visit The National Museum of Mexican Art which just opened a new exhibition by Chicago-based artist Gabriel Villa. The public reception is scheduled for Friday, August 15, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm. Villa is a straight forward artists who does not relies on gimmicks to explore issues of poverty, politics, power and religion. His iconic imagery embedded in el Barrio gives us a glimpse of our daily reality and social struggle. The work in Lineas Borrosas (Blurred Lines) is highly personal but very much communal in that it relates to an often ignored truth about the life we live. Praying hands, hoodies, eagles, crosses, and other symbols abound in the exhibition acting as modern icons in a complex world of disparate realities and blurred lines.
Do not miss it.
Líneas Borrosas: Selected Works by Gabriel Villa runs until Sunday, December 7, 2014
Opening Reception -August 15th from 6 – 8PM
Open Daily 10:00AM to 5:00PM closed on Mondays
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th street
Chicago, Illinois 60608