Neptuno

 

OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 6 PM–8:30 PM

Exhibition continues through January 8, 2012

In the Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery

Juan Ángel Chávez (b.1971, Chihuahua) creates large-scale interactive installations and temporary environments. Compiled of wood scraps and found debris, his multifaceted structures highlight the contemporary urban landscape, the natural world, and our human impulse for survival. NEPTUNO presents Chávez’s latest constructed environment, an unassuming assageway that metaphorically connects two unraveling worlds.

Juan Ángel Chávez (Chihuahua, 1971) crea instalaciones interactivas y espacios provisionales a gran escala. A través de la compilación de residuos de madera y escombros encontrados, sus estructuras multifacéticas resaltan los paisajes urbanos contemporáneos, el mundo natural, y el impulso humano de supervivencia. NEPTUNO es el mas reciente espacio provisional creado por Chávez, en donde un sencillo pasaje metafóricamente conecta dos mundos difíciles de descifrar.

“Si la luna suave se desliza por cualquier cornisa, Sin permiso alguno, Por que el mojado precisa,

Comprobar con visas que no es de neptuno.”

- Canción: Mojado. Por: Intocable

ARTIST TALK:

We invite you to join Juan Ángel Chávez in a personal gallery talk on Saturday, October 15

From 11 am–12 pm. Please RSVP at 312.433.3909

Curated by Cesáreo Moreno

FUNDED BY:

National Endowment for the Arts, Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, Chicago Park District,

Illinois Arts Council, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Image: Juan Ángel Chávez, NEPTUNO (maquette), 2011, wood / plywood, 7”x8”x16”, photo credit: Joaquín F. Verges

  

Friday, September 9, 2011 to Sunday, January 8, 2012