Chicago, Il – Elephant Room Gallery is excited to exhibit a solo exhibition of new works by Street Artist, Zor Zor Zor. The opening reception is being held on Friday, May 13th during the first annual Big Walls Street Art Fest. Since the gallery is located in the center of the Wabash Arts Corridor, visitors will be able to view up to 20 brand new murals that have been going up along Wabash and Michigan Avenue in the South Loop. The Big Walls Street Art Fest is a celebration of all of the public art in the area by both international and local artists, featuring live art, music, food trucks, art openings and more! Zor Zor Zor will have a beautiful piece of public art up at 600 S Michigan Ave. on the visible alley wall.
“Wanderer” is an installation that is centered around a sculpted character who adventurously roams the streets with wonder, awe and curiosity. Focused on her personal take on moments of feeling free and at peace, Zor Zor Zor transforms the intimate space of the gallery into a vision from the back of her mind. Creating a light and airy dreamscape with a universal heaviness at the core, visitors can explore the exhibition that centers between fantasy and reality.
The exhibition will be on view May 13th through July 9th with an opening reception on Friday, May 13th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Elephant Room, Inc. is located at 704 S Wabash Ave. in the South Loop Neighborhood of Chicago and newly recognized Wabash Arts Corridor. For gallery hours please check the website: www.elephantroomgallery.com
About the Artist
Zor Zor Zor first discovered her strong love for art in 2011 while traveling abroad. With nothing but time on her hands, she wandered, drew, and snapped pictures of whatever interested her. Graffiti and street art made the biggest impact, and when she returned home to Chicago, she instinctively became focused on “getting up” in her own city. Years later, this love still remains, and has branched into developing her vision in the studio on whatever materials she can get her hands on. Old, new, or damaged; everything has potential. In her work, she focuses on the female and tries to express what hidden emotions lie inside the conscious or subconscious. In her paintings, she sees a reflection of herself, almost as if looking into a mirror, and finds that they teach her things about herself. A finished piece always has more to say than what the initial idea might have been. It is a never ending process and insight into her personal growth.
In just a few years, and with no formal training, Zor Zor Zor has gained attention in the Chicago art community and has been included in many exhibitions throughout the city. She has shown at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Hyde Park Art Center, Beverly Art Center and the Zhou B Art Center. She has also shown in Berlin, Germany and Mexico City at DIY pop up spaces. Aside from showing her work indoors, Zor Zor Zor continues to travel with every opportunity that she gets, and brings her work with her to decorate the streets of the world.