OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, DEC 7, 6-8PM
EVANSTON ART CENTER
1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201 847.475.5300 | www.evanstonartcenter.org
GALLERY HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm; Friday: 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9 am - 4 pm
Galleries are handicapped accessible. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Raúl Ortiz, born in Ocampo, GTO, Mexico, explores painting by way of process – building up layers of pigment, random mark-making, overlapping shapes, textures, light, scale, incorporating manipulated photocopies of photographs taken on walks during travels and around town, and using heightened-color interactions that are derived from the tradition of abstraction. Spontaneity plays a key role in reinterpreting, reframing and updating the landscape with a contrasting, contemporary twist.
Ortiz currently lives and works in Chicago. He received his BFA in Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001, and has exhibited in venues such as the University Club of Chicago, the Old Town Art Center, the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, the Rockford Art Museum and the Wright Museum of Art in Beloit, Wisconsin. He has also been an artist-in-residence at The Cliff Dwellers, Chicago in 2005.
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