Dianna Frid & Richard Rezac: Split Complementary

January 28 – April 24

/ 2016

“Dianna Frid and Richard Rezac: Split Complementary” brings together recent works by both artists that are displayed alongside rare books from the Special Collections of DePaul University’s John T. Richardson Library and a variety of objects from the DePaul Art Museum’s permanent collection. The juxtaposition of objects made by artists, craftspeople, and bookbinders generates affinities that broaden how we see and understand all of the work assembled. The pairing of Rezac and Frid’s work shines a light on their shared sensibilities—a rigorous yet poetic approach that revels in the nuances of color, surface, and material. Although centered on their work, the complete range of objects and images on view complement each other formally and provide opportunities to find familiar patterns in unfamiliar forms and surprising connections between dissimilar objects.

About the artists   

Sat. Feb. 6, 2pm | Gallery Tour

Wed. Feb. 24, 12pm | Richard Rezac Artist Talk

Tues. March 1st, 7pm | Poetry Reading with Mark Turcotte and students

Sun. March 13th, 3pm | Family Workshop with The Paintbrush Art Studio

Tues. April 5th, 6pm | Music Performance by Mocrep

Wed. April 13th, 12pm | Artist discussion with Dianna Frid and Nora Epstein

Nexo / Nexus: Latin American Connections in the Midwest

January 28 – April 24

/ 2016

A dynamic space between the Midwest and Latin America is mapped—and sometimes collapsed—through the artworks featured in this exhibition, drawn primarily from the DePaul Art Museum Collection. The diverse artists are not connected by any single style, technique, profile, or perspective, but by direct or familial connections to Latin America, as well as by interactions with Chicago or other places in the larger region. The Midwest has served as either a transitory or permanent stopping point, as a site of fruitful inspiration, and as a productive geographic nexus for this group of artists with fundamental ties to Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico—and in many cases to each other, in this context.

Artists include: José Bedia, José Bernal, Nicolás de Jesús, Hector Duarte, Felipe Ehrenberg, Nereida Garcia Ferraz, José Guerrero, Luis Jiménez, Maria Martínez-Cañas, Antonio Martorell, Angel Otero, and Bibiana Suárez

This exhibition is organized by Bibiana Suàrez, DePaul Professor of Art and Vincent de Paul Professor of Art, Media, and Design; and Delia Cosentino, DePaul Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture on the occasion of the Latino Art Now! Conference.