Oct 1st 2022

Joaquin Valdez Macher: Salad Days

@ The Martin

2500 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Saturday, October 1st, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Sunday, October 30th

SALAD DAYS – a solo exhibition by Joaquin Valdez Macher opens at The Martin on October 1st from 6-9pm.

Joaquin Valdez Macher is a self-taught artist based in Chicago. With an educational background in marketing and advertising, his paintings demonstrate influence from elements of line and striking color. Joaquin’s subjects are illustrative, however unlike their graphic-art counterparts, Joaquin’s work imparts strong narrative that is easily translated and highly emotive.

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Joaquin lived in Spain for four years where he obtained his degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Following his professional success in marketing, Joaquin invested the visual skills he acquired into his vocation as a freelance artist, producing several pieces on canvas for various galleries and clients. With “perseverance, passion and creativity” at the core of his work, Valdez’s artistic aim continues to be the ongoing development of his skills and talent in both illustration and painting.

With a progressive approach and a relatively recent addition to the contemporary art scene, Joaquin Valdez Macher is an artist to watch.

Stop by anytime between 6-9pm at The Martin to see Joaquin’s latest set of paintings in the front room – and claim one for yourself while they last!

We always recommend stopping by Split-Rail for dinner before or after the show (make a reservation here!) and ending your night in our cocktail lounge, Dorothy (21+).

All spaces are ADA accessible. Need access assistance? Call Split-Rail at 773-697-4413 before or as you arrive and we’re happy to help.


The Martin is a full service gallery and creative space. Opened in 2018 in Humboldt Park, The Martin celebrates four years as a creative haven for DIY, emerging and mid-career artists in Chicago and beyond. Founder & Curator Whitney LaMora leads the efforts while also managing events & social media across The Martin, Dorothy & Split-Rail. Follow The Martin at @themartinchicago.

Official Website

More events on this date

Tags: , , , ,