EXHIBITIONS

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Zhou B Art Center is pleased to present Membranes of Perception, an exhibition interrupted by the pandemic and extended a an online exhibition. The show explores ways in which we perceive visual experiences through the artist’s process of layering, repetition, mark-making, multiplicity or fragmentations of materials and ideas. In their individual state, such elements would not provoke the same reaction. Curated by Sergio Gomez.​

FEATURED ARTISTS: Jeff Stevenson, Steve Sherrill, Jelena Berenc, Deanna Krueger, Lynn Tsan, Keith VanWinkle, Mandy Cano Villalobos, and Mary Paz

“My work challenges how it is to be seen; whether to look in sequence or randomly, whether to look close up or just take it all in at once.

​The details pool the viewer towards the piece yet the collection of drawing elements creates the overall new visual experience that lets one appreciate the severity, seriousness, or immensity of the issue. In addition, uncommonly, my work uses fundamental, most simple materials, like pencil on paper, so that focus can be on the idea and its execution process.”

​Jelena Berenc

“My projects are a materialization of time, a record of my process and life. Studio production is an external reflection of my want for home.

The short moments I occupy earth are couched in a larger human context in which we all are conditioned by matters of gender, race, culture, and a longing for something that exceeds those limitations.

The more I labor within the studio, the more I make a place for myself within this world, and reconcile life’s brevity with a sense of belonging.”

Mandy Cano Villalobos

Steve Sherrell

$800

Dot to Dot: Whimsical

Acrylic, Oil, Prismacolor, graphite, Ink on Raw Plywood 22 x 22 in

Steve Sherrell

$800

Dot to Dot: Point and Line to Plane

Acrylic, Oil, Prismacolor, graphite, Ink on Raw Plywood 22 x 22 in

Jeff Stevenson

$1,200

Dinner for Two, 2014

Oil on arches oil paper 55 x 55 in

Mandy Cano Villalobos

$12,000

Sermo Humilis I, 2019

Familial rags, ultramarine pigment, tea, thread 161 x 51 in

Deanna Krueger

$5,750(each)

Turbidite

Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-ray/MRI film), staples 63 x 63 in

Steve Sherrell

$800

Dot to Dot: Gradient

Acrylic, Oil, Prismacolor, graphite, Ink on Raw Plywood 22 x 22 in

Steve Sherrell

$4,500

Fragile Creatures

Ink, Paint Pen, Acrylic, Graphite on clear primed Canvas Variable size

Jeff Stevenson

$5,000

Like You, He’s Not a Smoker, 2014

Oil on arches oil paper 56,5 x 56,5 in

Mandy Cano Villalobos

$9,000(each)

Letters from Chile I-VI, 2019

Paper and ink bottles 11 x 8,5 in

Deanna Krueger

$5,750(each)

Thalassa

Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-ray/MRI film), staples 63 x 63 in

Jelena Berenc

$5,750

10,000 of them, 2009

Ink, watercolor, and pencil on paper 75 x 36,5 in

Steve Sherrell

$800

Dot to Dot: Primary

Acrylic, Oil, Prismacolor, graphite, Ink on Raw Plywood 22 x 22 in

Steve Sherrell

$2,000

Ring around the Rosie

Prismacolor, graphite, Ink on plywood panels Variable size

Jeff Stevenson

$5,000

Dinner at Home or A Night Out on the Town, 2014

Oil on arches oil paper 56,5 x 56,5 in

Deanna Krueger

$5,750(each)

Oceanus

Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-ray/MRI film), staples 45 x 63 in

Deanna Krueger

$5,750(each)

Epsilon Indi

Acrylic monotypes on recycled medical diagnostic film (X-ray/MRI film), staples 63 x 63 in

Five Artists to Follow on Instagram Now

​If, like me, you’ve started to go stir-crazy sheltering in place for about two months, then Mandy Cano Villalobos’s coronavirus-inspired “Sanities and Solitudes” may speak to you. For years, the artist has been making durational performances in which she carries out a repetitive task with simple materials in order to achieve a seemingly futile goal (like moving a mound of flour with a teaspoon). Now, Ms. Villalobos has focused her obsessive energy on the monotony of being stuck at home.
Asian Improv aRts Midwest (AIRMW) presents 思考回路 • Shikoukairo III: Patterns of Thought as a continuation of AIRMW’s efforts to reframe the conversation around Asian & Asian-American cultural diegesis in the arts. A third iteration of the 思考回路• Shikoukairo exhibition, the show features artists who are intuitively influenced by their Asian diasporic background and experiences, yet whose practices diverge from didactic and diegetic inquiries of cultural identity. This year the project has expanded to feature an international roster of Chicago-connected artists, whose work emphasizes process and material-based methodologies and explorations. 思考回路 • Shikoukairo III considers notions of legibility and visibility through the photographic, cinematic, abstracted, textural, refracted, reflective, tactile and sonic image.

FEATURING:
Zhuoyun (Yun) Chen (Los Angeles)
Hua Xi Zi (Shanghai)
Jennifer Chen-su Huang (Chicago)
Liwei Hu (Shanghai)
Naoki Nakatani (Tokyo)
Shinnosuke Miyake (Tokyo)
Taro Takizawa (Syracuse)
Rebecca Tsai (Taipei)
Yao-Yi Wang (Taipei)
Kiyomi Negi (Chicago)
Kioto Aoki (Chicago)