Thursday, June 02, 2011

Esta Chido Todo: The Drawings of Raul Maldonado

Intuit is one of those art spaces where it's pretty much guaranteed that you'll encounter intriguing and rarely seen art.  Considering that much of the artwork they feature is by relatively unknown outsider artists it's great that there's a gallery like this in Chicago devoted to sharing their work.  Their upcoming show was curated by Susan Matthews and will be of drawings by Raul Maldonado. Info below from Intuit...

Translated “it’s all cool,” Intuit will present the first major exhibition of the work of Raul Maldonado. A young Mexican immigrant from Hanover Park, Illinois, Maldonado creates large-scale works comprised of 22-by-28 inch poster board, completing and numbering one board at a time on his drawing table. These dozens of boards are then assembled into the completed drawing that can stretch up to 15 feet. Growing up in Guanajuato, Mexico, Maldonado began drawing at the age of 10 inspired by the cartoons he watched on television. Like many self-taught artists, Maldonado finds influence in pop culture sources such as anime and graffiti.
*During the opening reception, guests can treat themselves to a tamale as the tamalespaceship from Tamalli Space Charros will be landing outside Intuit from 6pm-8pm.

Intuit also has a gift shop with outsider art related items that you won't see anywhere else in Chicago, as well as a permanent installation in their back gallery with a recreation of Henry Darger's one-room apartment/art studio.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

Free opening reception on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 from 5 to 8pm
The show will be on view through September 3, 2011
Admission during regular gallery hours is $5 for adults and free for children under 12

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