May 25th 2019

Madeleine Aguilar: Homemade Stories and Handmade Books

@ Gallery 400

400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Saturday, May 25th, from 2PM - 4PM

On view through Saturday, June 15th

Madeleine Aguilar introduces the practice of autobiographical comics in this interactive bookmaking workshop. Participants are lead through exercises to document and translate their own personal narratives into pictures and words. Using bookbinding tools such as beeswax, bone folders, awls, and needle and thread, participants learn simple techniques to bind their homemade stories.

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Alberto Aguilar moves on human scale.’ It is free and open to all.

To inquire about accessibility measures, please email or call (312) 996-6114

About the Artist

Madeleine Aguilar creates humorous retellings of childhood memories from each house she has lived in, often returning to the methods and imagery developed from making comics to create a narrative in her work using fiber, drawing, and printmaking mediums. Madeline was born in Phoenix, AZ in 1998 and currently attends the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of many self-published comics and is a regular contributor to F Newsmagazine. She has performed at the Queens Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Image Credit: Left: ‘A Collection of 3 Semesters of Work,’ 2017, handmade box and books. Right: ‘Precious Moments’ (cover), 2018, pen and colored pencil on paper.

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