Apr 26th 2019

Alberto Aguilar: moves on human scale

@ Gallery 400

400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Friday, April 26th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, June 15th

Join us for the opening of “moves on human scale,” Alberto Aguilar’s first large-scale survey that explores how the Chicago-born and based artist’s various life roles and surroundings have shaped a searching, inquisitive practice that is grounded in, and produces, a radical everyday. Aguilar’s creative work often incorporates whatever materials he has at hand and has extended into collaborations and exchanges with others, including his own family. Navigating measurement and limits, of his own body or in his ready materials—whether it’s the structure of a sheet of mini legal paper or the territory of an area rug, to name a few examples—his work bridges media, from painting and sculpture to video, installation, performance, and sound as well as the use of social media and teaching as art forms.

Though his hand, direction, or intervention is typically straightforward, seemingly simple, his work has an enticing self-effacement that sparks curiosity and identification. Moreover, Aguilar’s systems-based processes build into their own monumentality, hinting at the broader implications of the deeply democratic ethos at the heart of his work. Beyond the works in the gallery space, the exhibition expands to include interventions into Gallery 400’s home building, extended projects off-site, and digital forays that may or may not be announced as part of the exhibition.

Gallery 400 is located on the first level of the Art & Exhibition Hall building with a push-button accessible door and can be accessed by a set of stairs with a railing or elevator (Level 1R). We will post updates about the status of the elevator on the Gallery 400 Facebook page and the Facebook Event page.

There are two All Gender restrooms located on the same floor as Gallery 400. While the restrooms are accessible to wheelchair users, the door to the restroom is not. Visitors who use wheelchairs can request personal assistance with opening and closing the restroom doors by asking any Gallery 400 staff member.

The entrance to the building is located in a turn-around where visitors may be dropped off right outside the main door. The closest UIC public parking lot is the Harrison Street Parking Structure. Further information regarding parking on campus can be found at UIC Parking Services. Motorist assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 312.355.0555.

Gallery staff can provide chairs in the gallery space upon request.

Other accessibility services are available upon request and may be arranged by contacting the gallery at 312-996-6114 or emailing Megan at gallery400engagement@gmail.com.

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