Pilsen Outpost is pleased to present visit Mágico, new artwork and installations by Chicago based artist, CHema Skandal!
The opening reception will be Friday, April 8 from 6PM – 11 PM with the exhibition free and open to the public for viewing through April 30, 2016.
Since arriving in Chicago from Mexico city in 2010, CHema Skandal! has literally taken Chicago by storm with his prolific output and instantly becoming one of Chicago’s most recognizable and sought after artists. Skandal! is a graphic artist, painter and screen printer. His enthusiasm for popular culture as music and images of the last century are evident in his body of work ranging from gig posters, installations and outdoor murals.
In visit Mágico, the scope of CHema’s work is explored through his uniquely rendered and playful imagery and installations that speak of the idea or notions of place and the transformative qualities that has on one’s life as well as the social interaction between individuals.
“Mágico is a place out of reality. It is not a country or even a city but a reflection of our world. We are all living in Mágico.
Sometimes reality is so hard to take that you have no other option than to search for new horizons, transforming yourself into a traveler, a tourist or an immigrant.
We all are immigrants somewhere in some way…
Mágico is a place where everyone is welcomed and everything is beautiful. Come experience it and be enchanted and surprised.”
Many thanks to our sponsors:
5 Rabbit Cerveceria
The exhibit is also in conjunction with the Latino Art Now Conference: Re-Imaging Global Intersections being held in Chicago, April 7 – 9, 2016.
Pilsen Outpost is an artist run retail shop and gallery in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.
Hours: Mon & Tues by appointment, Wednesday – Sunday from 10am to 8pm.
1958 W. 21st Street, Chicago, IL 60608 Tel: 773 492 2412 http://www.pilsenoutpost.com