DESIGN TEAM JAMEY GARZA AND CONSTANCE HOLT-GARZA OF GARZA MARFA
CHICAGO - Husband and wife design team Jamey Garza and Constance Holt-Garza of Marfa, Texas, present Garza Marfa, an exhibition of design featuring furniture and textiles, which will be on view at Kruger Gallery Chicago, located at 3709 N Southport Ave., from July 17 – August 29, 2015.
As seen in last year’s color issue of Martha Stewart Living, Garza Marfa’s furniture line of chairs, tables, cots, day beds, stools, coffee tables, benches and platform beds juxtapose powder coated...Read More
RECOMMENDED Emily Dickinson’s 1862 letter to T.W. Higginson serves as a catalyst for the solo exhibition, “[My Business is Circumference]” at Kruger Gallery Chicago. Featuring the works of Venezuelan artist Jeffly Gabriela Molina, the exhibition introduces themes of character and literature, which support Molina’s ongoing exploration of selfhood. Dickinson, both aggressive and mysterious in her correspondence to Higginson, is the core foundation for Molina’s investigation of plural identity and the many manifestations of personality.
In the piece “To those first feelings that were...Read More
Kruger Gallery Chicago in Lakeview will be presenting the works of Venezuelan artist, Jeffly Gabriela Molina, through June 27 in the solo exhibition, [My Business Is Circumference]. Molina's intimate paintings use domestic spaces to convey a conversation between the familiar and the surreal. Like Eva Hesse, who created grid-based abstractions on paper--a reaction to the male-dominated structures in minimalism in the 1960s--Molina's pieces convey a conversation of seriality and the woman's narrative.
Influenced by English female writers--specifically Emily Dickinson's letters to T.W...Read More
he raw and distorted figures call for the observer’s undivided attention. This is the kind of impression Luis Sahagun’s “Escombros” exhibit is making. The Spanish word “escombros” means “debris,” but this title only begins to describe what his art exemplifies.
Hailing from Ford Heights, formerly known as East Chicago Heights, Sahagun grew up knowing how to make do with his surroundings. At the trailer park where he lived, he and his friends were left to their own devices and imaginations. They would find scrap wood, pieces of metal and plastics, and put them together using his dad’s...Read More
Appropriately titled “Escombros” or “rubble,” what Luis Sahagun’s new show at Kruger Gallery lacks in formal elegance, it effectively delivers in expressive force. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, this Chicago-based artist conjures a remarkable variety of sculptural form from the damaged and discarded. Wood, metal, plaster, concrete and copious amounts of cardboard are fused into ungainly objects that suggest their origin as urban detritus while obliquely pointing to Sahagun’s experiences as an undocumented immigrant.
“A Disfigured Desire with an Intimate Blow” is a...Read More
Kruger Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Recommendation by Robin Dluzen
Continuing through May 2, 2015
“For me, cardboard symbolizes brown skin,” explains Mexico-born, Chicago-based artist Luis Sahagun. In his solo exhibition, entitled “Escombros” (Spanish for ‘rubble’), the artist sources humble, non-art materials, folding them into his racial identity-based content. While placing the work firmly in this context, it also speaks clearly to an urban vernacular and expresses masculinity in art making.
Sahagun exploits the physicality...Read More
By S. Nicole Lane
Kruger Gallery Chicago is presenting ESCOMBROS (spanish for "rubble"), which features work from the Chicago-based and Mexican-born artist, Luis Sahagun. The exhibit opens with a reception from 6 to 9pm tonight.
Sahagun's background is rooted in the working class — his grandfather worked in the Chicago Heights steel industry, his father in field work, and Sahagun himself has a strong background in construction. The solo exhibition features large-scale paintings on cardboard, as well as installation and video pieces, which emulate his background as a Mexican-...Read More