Aug 26th 2018

Artist walkthrough / flowers always / outstanding balance

@ Heaven Gallery

1550 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Sunday, August 26th, from 1PM - 2PM

On view through Sunday, September 9th

Join Alejandro Jiménez-Flores and Jeffrey Michael Austin for a casual discussion about their respective exhibitions. Each artist will do a walk-through of their shows followed by a Q&A.

1:00 pm walkthrough with Jeffrey Michael Austin: Outstanding Balance, followed by Florencio’s performance first hand at playing music and walkthrough Alejandro Jiménez-Flores: flowers always…

Coffee provided by La Colombe
Pastries by Artemio’s bakery

Alejandro Jiménez-Flores (b.1989) is a Conceptual Artist & Poet. They attained a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago In 2012 & a very minor in Poetry from School of Poetics in Marseille France in 2013 ;). Through a process based conceptual practice, they think, write, & craft about, multiplicities, becomings, de-subjectifications, funny things, & likes using language to assess the limits of semiotics.

Jeffrey Michael Austin is an interdisciplinary artist and musician based in Chicago. Through a variety of sculptural and installation processes, Austin composes situations characterized by instability, impermanence and illusion — inviting from their visitors a sense of empathy, mindfulness and openness to the unknown. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with recent solo-exhibitions at Bert Green Fine Art, The Luminary (St. Louis, MO) and Chicago Artists Coalition and with group exhibitions in such venues as Société d’Électricité (Brussels), DEMO Project, Hyde Park Art Center, Ed Paschke Art Center, Le Carreau de Cergy (Paris), Kunstenfestival Watou (Belgium), The University of North Texas Art Galleries, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst (Berlin), The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Fondation Vasarely (Aix-en-Provence), Terrain Exhibitions, The Franklin, and Manifold in partnership with ACRE Artist Residency. Austin studied at Columbia College Chicago and the Burren College of Art in Ireland before eventually receiving his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Austin also produces music under the moniker Young Elder and as one third of the Growing Concerns Poetry Collective.

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