Opening Saturday, May 16th, from 5:30PM - 9PM
On view through Saturday, June 6th
Elephant Room Gallery is excited to present their next exhibition entitled “Momma Raised a Fool” by Chicago-based artist Sentrock. The solo show of sketches opens on May 16th at 5:30pm and runs through June 6th.
Update: The health and safety of visitors to the gallery is important to us so the exhibition will open online only and in-person viewing appointments will become available once stay at home orders are lifted.
Artist sketchbooks are where ideas come to life and they are rarely seen by the public. They can be unrefined, vulnerable and transparent. In “Momma Raised a Fool”, Sentrock will be exhibiting solely sketches, providing insight into his process of turning ideas into images and as a result, provide the viewer with a more intimate experience. The sketches tend to incorporate multiple messages, inviting the viewer to look closer and decode the details. For Sentrock, his sketches are a reflection of his life and are an important first step in making his thoughts come to life through words, characters, placement and marks. As we strip away all of the boldness of Sentrock’s murals and paintings, you get into the raw message behind the art. This exhibition highlights that.
Sentrock is a Chicago-based street artist. Born and raised in West Phoenix, growing up in the streets, Sentrock quickly adapted to the environment surrounding him, where a spray can became his first channel of expression. His early works were developed from graffiti writing in Mexican-American neighborhood murals. Sentrock is currently developing a visual narrative with his signature bird-masked character and creating public works all across the United States.