Ceyó: Luis Rodríguez Rosario & Josué Esaú
Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 2023. 5-8pm ct
Performance: 6:30pm ct
Exhibition Dates: January 20, 2023 – March 3, 2023
Location: Chicago Artists Coalition, 2130 W Fulton St Unit B, Chicago, IL 60612
Join us for the exhibition opening of Ceyó, a duo exhibition of new works by Luis Rodríguez Rosario and Josué Esaú, with a performance at 6:30pm.
Like all stations, Ceyó is a symptom of relationships and cosmological order. Of course there is smoke nearby, and coffee. There is a log to learn to swim and three hearthstones to teach the house. A chronotope of ineffability and a smudged heterotopia; not quite a hack -but a lock. It is a place, a sight, of fantastical foreplay, mental structures, and energy work.
Curated by John H. Guevara as part of Chicago Artist Coalition’s 22-23 HATCH Residency Program.
Luis Rodríguez Rosario is a Puerto Rican artist residing in Chicago with a BFA in Image and Design from the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico and an MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He develops works focused on craft attached to his development as a fabricator which feeds into his conceptual ideas of vernacular practices and heterotopia. He has participated in several exhibitions within Puerto Rico and the United States of America, such as the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, the Museo Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española, The Driehaus Museum, and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.
Josué Esaú was born in Mesoamerica, raised in San Antonio, and currently lives in Chicago. He works through weaving, wood, metal, paper, archiving, mythology, ritual, magic — cultivating fertile soil on which to ground home and legacy, connecting to ancestral culture and materializing future. Josué holds a BFA from the Southwest School of Art, and an MFA from Columbia College Chicago.