10 march 2018 - 23 may 2018
PROTECTION (solo exhibition), Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL
On Wednesday May 23, join artist Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero for the closing of their solo exhibition, "Protection". Through soft sculpture featuring ornate sequin and bead embroidery, the artist explores the connections between global themes in protective symbolism and practices. The artist will present a brief talk that expands upon the individual symbols presented in the work, as well as the power of the materials used. The night will conclude with a musical performance that will offer protective energy to the audience and gallery.
2017 THAWALLS, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL (curated by Threewalls and Links Hall)
2017 2nd Floor Rear Performance Festival, AMFM Gallery, Chicago, IL (curate by Jonathan Sommers)
2016 Que Pasa USA, La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, MO (curate by Lynnette Miranda)
2016 Shape/Shift, Lost Arts, Chicago, IL
2015 Making Chances (part of PLATFORM: 10 Years of Chances Dances), Gallery 400, University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL (curated by Lorelei Stewart and John Neff)
april 2018 - TRQPITECA @ MANA Professional Chicago Exchange, MANA Miami 777 International Mall, Miami FL
march 2018 - Flex Studio Residency, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
About the work...
GLITTER BEACH (2015) - Glitter Beach is an installation that featuring a 20' wide by 10' tall tapestry made from deconstructed sequin garments, hung above a beach constructed with sand, salt, seashells, and glitter waves. Glitter Beach works to channel the spirit of the ocean by echoing both the ocean's aesthetic and spiritual beauty, and marking it as a site of miraculous cycles of birth, healing, death, and rebirth through performances by Guerrero and collaborators.