SXU Art Gallery presents Carlos Barberena’s “Promised Land”

barberena-gallery-sxnews-3Carlos Barberena, a self-taught Nicaraguan print-maker based in Chicago, will be showcased in the Saint Xavier University (SXU) Gallery with an exhibit entitled “Promised Land.”

This is a provocative collection of linocuts and woodcuts that confront social and ecological injustices triggered by rampant voracity and fraudulent schemes of governments and corporations.

barberena-gallery-sxnews-1Barberena draws inspiration from the art historical masters, and employs a re-conceptualization of their familiar imagery. He borrows their compositional strategies and sometimes their titles, but inserts contemporary imagery with sarcasm and satire to communicate the lethal sins committed by these institutions and entities.

barberena-gallery-sxnews-2The exhibit runs November 9 – December 5. Please join us on Wednesday, November 9th at 3:30 p.m. to hear a presentation by Mr. Barberena and how he “challenge(s) the status quo in this “fast food society” by making satirical relief prints that emphasize both concept and craft. A reception will immediately follow. All are invited!

SXU Gallery hours are: M, W, Th, F 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., T 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.