Jun 11th 2021

Nicholas Zepeda: Neighbors

@ Jude Gallery

629 W Cermak Rd, Unit 240, Chicago, IL 60616

Opening Friday, June 11th, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Sunday, July 11th

Opening Reception:
Friday, June, 11 6-8PM
No reservations needed. Mask required.

*The entrance to Jude Gallery is on Ford St, off Cermak*


Neighbors is a show of drawings and paintings from Chicago-artist, Nicholas Zepeda, that document the artist’s search for community. Inspired by the process of self-discovery, the exhibition will be modified during its third week. These changes will look towards prior uses of the building and gallery for direction.

The project uses presentation as a way to celebrate change. Introducing misplaced-flooring and over-stuffed-frames, Zepeda’s drawings and their installation are tasked with learning how to live with each other. This dynamic includes contradictions, affirmations, and a sofa.

Zepeda brings our attention to how one use of the space can inform the other, and creates a context for the work presented. The resulting exhibition reminds us that we bring our own history and experiences to these situations, and asks us to consider how these situations might have those things too


Nicholas Zepeda (b. 1999) is an artist from Chicago’s southwest neighborhoods making drawings and paintings. Zepeda graduated this spring with a BFA in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received a nomination for the Yale at Norfolk Summer Residency program in 2020. He recently exhibited in the Evanston + Vicinity 2021 Biennial.

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