Rezident, ft. Puntadas de Alma y Carina Yepez
Show Title: Volver a Casa
*November 22 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM*
*Growler Auction — Custom growlers by the artist*
*Meet the artist and explore their latest exhibit!*
About the Artist:
Carina Yepez was born in Chicago and raised in Cicero, Illinois. She learned how to sew by observing her grandmother and then sitting with her mother as she sewed garments for her family. Carina has been a photographer since a young age and learned the quilting technique from the co-op of women Puntadas del Alma. Her body of photographs and quilted applique works explores her narrative and connections to being Mexicana-Americana. Using layers, patterns and stitches, her quilts tell the stories of the emotions surrounding the perspectives and history of her heritage. Since 2008 Las Puntadas del Alma the women of the community have been meeting to quilt personal stories of family and culture, an album of their lives.
About the Exhibit:
Exploring the idea of home through the immigrant experience of leaving one home and starting another. A visual narrative of home and what encompasses this idea of a structure (house), family, neighborhood, sites, food, etc. Thinking of uprooting and reflection of leaving something behind and starting a new concept of home.
*Rezident is an arts initiative brought to you by Lo Rez Brewing – curated by Pilsen Outpost – that contributes to the community of Pilsen by celebrating local artists each month with live music, craft beer, and grassroots fundraising. Rezident was created to support local Chicago artists by providing them with a safe and lively space to present their work, while also featuring local galleries such as Pilsen Outpost.*
Show runs until December 15th.
Lo Rez Brewery x Pilsen Outpost