Propaganda Familiar: Alberto Aguilar

Propaganda Familiar: Alberto Aguilar
April 8 – May 6, 2016

Opening Friday April 8, 2016 from 6pm-10pm

At Antena, Alberto Aguilar will show a selection of hand painted signs that use language and word play as a bridge of communication to the private and the public viewer. The signs hung in the gallery will be displayed in combination with found, made and arranged objects to contribute to or confound their meaning. Also as part of the exhibition Aguilar will hang some of the signs in shops and and display windows around the Pilsen neighborhood sending messages out to the community.

Bio: Alberto Aguilar wrote this biography but will be speaking in third person. For no specific reason he has omitted the word art from this short paragraph but has made one exception. Alberto is a Chicago based ___ist and teaches at Harold Washington College. He is coordinator of Pedestrian Project a program dedicated to making ___ more accessible and available to all. Currently he is ___ist in residence at the ___ Institute of Chicago. Aguilar’s creative practice often incorporates whatever materials are at hand as well as exchanges with his family, other ___ists, and people he encounters. His work bridges media from painting and sculpture to video, installation, performance, and sound, and has been exhibited at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary ___, the Queens Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of ___.

Antena
1755 S. Laflin St.
Chicago, IL 60608
http://www.antenapilsen.com/

Grand Opening!

Noelle Mason

What makes a man start fires?
new work by Noelle Mason
Opening

Friday April 25, 2008 from 6pm-10pm
April 25 – May 24

antena” is a new project space headed by Miguel Cortez of the Polvo Collective. The Polvo space closed in Dec 2007 after 4 years of non-stop shows and this new space in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood continues where the previous one left off. The spanish word “antena” means a device that is a transducer designed to transmit or receive electromagnetic waves but in this case it is meant to define it as a cultural space that transmits/broadcasts symbolically art ideas, new media and installation projects on a local and global scale.

For the first show we will showcase the work of Noelle Mason. Noelle received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has a BA from the University of California-Irvine. Her past exhibits include Alagon(Chicago), Thomas Robertello Gallery(Miami), Track 16(Santa Monica, CA), la Space(Hong Kong), Polvo(Chicago) and Wendy Cooper Gallery(Chicago).

“‘What makes a man start fires?’ is an autobiographical investigation of the contemporary American cultural climate as seen through the lens of video games, night vision, and super-mans x-ray vision. “What makes a man start fires?” questions the atomization of society and the futile attempt to shake an addiction to anesthesia, the safety of the The picket fence; the nuclear family and perpetual childhood of privilege. The electric fence; the misplaced violence of school shooters, vigilantes and ultimate fighting champions. The virtual fence; xenophobia and the unauthorized desires of the sexually repressed. ” – Noelle Mason

antena
1765 S. Laflin, St.
Chicago, IL 60608
773-344-1940
www.antenapilsen.com
info(at)antenapilsen(dot)com