Join us in welcoming our July Rezident, RED, on July 19th from 6-10PM!
*Growler Auction — Custom growlers by the artist
*Live music by Bumbac Joe
*Meet the artist & check out his latest work
Rezident is an arts initiative brought to you by Lo Rez Brewing – curated by Pilsen Outpost – that contributes to the community of Pilsen by celebrating local artists each month with live music, craft beer, and grassroots fundraising. Rezident was created to support local Chicago artists by providing them with a safe and lively space to present their work, while also featuring local galleries such as Pilsen Outpost.
MASK OFF is a new body of work by Chicago based artist, RED.
In these new large scale works, Red brings us into and under the different depths of his and our vulnerability as human beings. Pulling off masks that uncover different feelings, bringing to the forefront the emotions we at times need to unpack and process through in order to continue to move forward. The revealing of what lies underneath our smiles may be uncomfortable, but is necessary in our growth. Within each painting, Red uncovers these feelings and growth, allowing us to be part of his journey in this exhibition.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Red is a Chicago native. His art is inspired by much of his upbringing surrounded by a diverse community. His work flows between illustration, traditional painting, and digital techniques. Anime influence can be seen in many of his whimsical, fantasy like characters, as well as Chicago graffiti elements shown through the bold colors and contrasts he accomplishes in his work. His polished work and presentation of themes, characters and storytelling through his images is one of a natural pro.