In collaboration with Cobalt Studio and Pilsen Out Post, Mexico City based artist Gran OM debuts his solo exhibition, “Gran OM meets Chicago”.
Mexico City’s most recognized wheat paste and poster artist. Working in Mexico’s rich tradition of the political poster, and contemporary gig poster design. Gran OM, Omar Inzunza will exhibit for the first time in Chicago at Cobalt Studio. Creating a wheat paste installation and displaying his posters, Gran OM transcends the worlds of propaganda and street art. His contemporary aesthetics reflect a rich commentary on today’s social issues.
As one of Mexico’s most respected music video, film directors and multi media creators. Gran OM has his finger on the pulse of contemporary social political themes that are affecting communities today. Coinciding with his visit to Chicago throughout the month of August, he will also be creating two site-specific murals in Pilsen. Dates and locations are to be announced. Cobalt Studio and Pilsen Outpost welcomes Gran OM for his first solo exhibition in Pilsen.
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 6 – 10pm. “Gran OM Meets Chicago” will be open to the public through September 14 at Cobalt Studio 1950 W. 21st Street, Chicago. IL 60608. This event is free and open to the public.
Colbalt Studio is an artist run alternative exhibition/project space in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The name refers to blue-collar/working class status. The space is Antonio Martinez’s art studio. He exhibits work by emerging artists and experimental art collectives, as well as invites guest curators that share a common vision. Colbalts mission is to present contemporary practices that are relevant and engaging to the community. More information about Colbalt Studio can be found at colbaltartstudio.blogspot.com
Pilsen Outpost is a local Chicago artist collective and pop-up shop comprised of Teresa Magaña, Pablo Ramirez and Diana Solís, longtime Pilsen artists and residents. Founded in 2013, Pilsen Outpost has sought to provide a much needed outlet for engaging the public with local emerging artists, working within the Contemporary arts scene by promoting their work through exhibitions, workshops, collaboration and sales. We carry the works and craftsmanship of over 30 local artist and artisans, from original work, prints, artist custom toys, hand crafted clothing and accessories including the print and poster art of international artists such as Gran OM from Mexico City. More information about Pilsen Outpost can be found at www.pilsenoutpost.com.