On Friday, December 3, 2010, at 6:00P.M. to 11:00 P.M., please join us at La Llorona Art Gallery for the opening of an exhibit of 20 paintings by Chicago painter Rebecca Wolfram. The gallery is at 1474 W. Webster in Chicago.
We often put Culture and Tradition on a pedestal and have great respect and reverence for these human functions. The works in this exhibit attempt to suggest the darker side: how Tradition indoctrinates the youth of societies in the abuse of unequal relationships between people and between people and animals. If this is a critique of tradition, it is presented in the most traditional form: oil paintings on canvas.
Wolfram has had an interest in cultural exchange, manifested by participation in an exchange with artists in Nicaragua in 1987, with the collective Axe Street Arena (active in Chicago in the 1980’s); several exhibits in Juchitán, and Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico, working with Calles y Sueños Casa de Arte y Cultura; an exhibit at the Centro Cultural Valverde, Madrid, Spain. In the U.S. she has exhibited in various venues over the years including a solo exhibit at the Hurn Museum, Savannah, Georgia; the State of Illinois Art Museum in Chicago and Springfield; the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her interest in the themes of cultural exchange and the role of the Outsider in society has been fueled and informed by the experience of teaching English as a Second Language to immigrants in Chicago.
The exhibit at La Llorona Art Gallery will be up from December 3, 2010, to January 8, 2011.
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