Opening Reception: Friday, May 27th 7:30PM – 10:30PM
On view: May 27 – July 10
Join us for the opening of Amor de mis Amores, a solo exhibition by Juan Arango Palacios, curated by Francine Almeda at Jude Gallery.
Amor de Mis Amores is a solo exhibition by Juan Arango Palacios that surveys the tender complexities of queer love and heartbreak through the latin disasporic culture of Cumbia music. Utilizing the vivid, dreamy metaphors of lyrics as a form of research and reference, Arango Palacios creates magical pastel drawings grounded in images of desire, longing, and loss that reveal the realities of love as an individual and communal journey.
Juan Arango Palacios was born in Pereira, Colombia in 1997. A traditional Catholic upbringing was cut short by a series of migrations that Juan’s family took seeking a better future. Juan’s family moved from Colombia to the American South where Juan’s sense of identity and belonging began to be skewed by their lack of knowledge of the English language, their unfamiliarity with American culture, and their internal struggle with a queer identity. Juan graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2020, and has developed an interdisciplinary artistic practice exploring drawing, painting, textile-making, and ceramic sculpture.
Jude Gallery is an artist-run, project and exhibition space that supports local BIPOC emerging contemporary artists, experimental art formats, and community-centered programming.
Enter Jude Gallery is located at 629 West Cermak, Unit 240. Enter on Ford St.