Nov 12th 2022

A Rebels Fantasy

@ FLXST Contemporary

2251 S Michigan Ave., Suite 220, Chicago, IL 60616

Opening Saturday, November 12th, from 4PM - 7PM

On view through Saturday, December 31st

FLXST Contemporary invites you to the opening reception for the group show “a rebel’s fantasy.” The show opens on Sat, November 12 from 4-7 pm, and will occupy the A & B Sides of the gallery.

Our guest curator Michael Rangel curated the artwork by seven artists based in Chicago and from across the country: Reevah Agarwaal, Crystal “Nikki” Diaz, Narong Tintamusik, Humberto Maldonado, Enrique Nevarez, Haylie Jimenez, and Briana Noble. One common thread connects all of the artists: these artists are rebels. As artists of color, queer artists, immigrant artists, and everything in between, these artists share the experience of being the outsiders, the weird ones, the queer, and the monsters. Their work defies the status quo as they rebel against the expected, whether through material and medium or subject matter, the work offers viewers expressions of fantasy, dreams, and desires. They are escapes from the mundane and thrive in spaces outside the white cube—a pink cube would be more befitting of the art and artists. Rebels desire to escape conventional modes of life. Rebels seek action—they want to feel alive. “a rebel’s fantasy” affords the artists a space for free expression—they create what they want. At FLXST, we embrace their intersectional perspectives and practices and their ferocious drive to represent and exist in an art world that has often told them otherwise.

Share in the fantasies of the artists and join us at the opening reception at 2251 S Michigan Ave Suite 220. A preview list is available. DM or email if you are interested in the list or to schedule a private viewing.

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” — John Lennon

Image credit:
Humberto Maldonado
“first time”
Acrylic and epoxy on wood
10 x 8 inches

Humberto Maldonado
“Placer Manual”
Acrylic and epoxy on wood
10 x 8 inches
Courtesy of FLXST Contemporary and the artist.

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