Opening Friday, July 21st, from 6PM - 8PM
On view through Friday, July 21st
Scenes From the Middle is a one night pop-up exhibition of paintings by Richard Medina. The title is taken from the colloquialism and political cliché of Middle America: a geographic and cultural label referring to the heartland. The exhibition uses this term as a conceptual springboard to explore moments — scenes — of middle-ness and smallness. The paintings center around finding melodrama and anxiety in little, intimate, interior moments between figures and objects. The paintings construct loose, playful narratives, combining found images with gestural brushstrokes and garish colors.
Richard Medina is an artist, curator, and filmmaker based in Chicago, IL. His work has been exhibited at Project 1612, Roman Susan, Corner, 2nd Floor Rear, Kitchen Space, and the 2nd Terrain Biennial. In 2016 Richard was awarded the Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship. He curates Box Gallery, a 6” x 6” x 6” cardboard box with regular openings at Terrain Exhibitions. Richard will be seeking his BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2021).