Aug 11th 2012

Painting Background: Alberto Aguilar & Jorge Lucero

@ Beverly Arts Center

2407 W. 11th St., Chicago IL 60655

Opening Saturday, August 11th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Sunday, September 16th

In their foundational years, artists Alberto Aguilar and Jorge Lucero primarily studied painting. Since those developmental years their art practice has gone in many directions, which include everything from art education, social engagement, performance, video, installation, sound, and curatorial projects. All of these formal/material investigations have been filtered through an intentional discourse, which considers the “everyday” and “everydayness” as art. This multifaceted conceptual shift in their practice–from a straight studio practice to a more integrated one–had Aguilar and Lucero placing the act of painting on the “back burner”. Although not actively painting in their recent investigations, their painting sensibility continues to inform every aspect of their continued inquiry. For the first time since 2003, Aguilar and Lucero will present new paintings together. These works are evidence of a renewed plastic moment in their practice, which has been clarified and refined through this somewhat “accidental” painting sabbatical. For this new painting installation at The Beverly Art Center, Aguilar and Lucero will actively consider the placement of the painting moment/object in the often forgotten or obscured places of the art gallery.

The show runs from August 3 to September 16, 2012 with an opening reception on Saturday August 11, 2012 from 7 to 9pm.

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