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Open Studios @ Mana Contemporary Chicago

Mana Contemporary, located in the neighborhood of Pilsen, will be presenting their Winter Open Studios event this Sunday from 12 – 4pm, in addition to the unveiling of three exhibitions throughout the building.

These exhibitions are the first in a series that will be exhibited from 2016 – 2017 from the family collection of Francesco Pellizzi, an anthropologist who conducted research in Mexico for over thirty years.

Julio Galan, El Que Se Viene Se Va, 1988. Julio Galan and Daniel Lezama in the Pellizzi Family Collections

Julio Galan, El Que Se Viene Se Va, 1988.
Julio Galan and Daniel Lezama in the Pellizzi Family Collections

Antonio MuradoÁnimas, will present five new large-scale linen works that are inspired from Baroque Spanish painting — conquests, imperialism, and dense material are at the core of the paintings. Emilio Chapela, an artist whose background lies in mathematics, will feature 512 Drinks which focuses on classification, networking, and translation through photographs and installation. On the first floor, video artists, Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker will be presenting work related to Panama, where both artists live and work. Part II of the exhibition series will open in September and Part III will open in May of 2017.

All six floors of Mana Contemporary will be open, where open studios will be presented and artists within the space will feature in-progress and finished pieces.

The Winter Open House is free and open to all ages. Mana Contemporary is located at 2233 S. Throop St. Parking is available.

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