Aerosol Kingdom

Opening: Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 6 – 10 pm
Saturday, Jun 1 – Jul 6, 2019

1741 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

“Aerosol Kingdom” a Solo Show by Mr.Prvrt

Internationally recognized muralist and animal enthusiast, Justin Suarez, returns to Chicago for his second solo show with Chicago Truborn. “Aerosol Kingdom” is aptly named as it features 100 repurposed aerosol cans featuring extremely detailed hand cut stencil animal portraits. From birds of prey, to sea creatures, to the majestic beings of the African Sahara - animals of all shapes and sizes will be represented here. And, while the cans will be the main focus of the show, new hand painted canvas works available as well. The combination of stencil work and free handed brush painting has taken the level of detail in Justin's work far beyond what you’ve seen from him in the past. This show will range in size and price as to accommodate collectors of all levels.

This show is especially exciting and meaningful for Chicago Truborn as Prvrt was the first ever solo show at the gallery back in 2013. Both the artist and gallery have soared to new heights in the years between and this rejoining will surely be one for the books! 

Two new site specific murals will be revealed the night of the opening reception and the artist will be present as well. A large-scale public mural may also be involved....STAY TUNED.

Complimentary adult beverages for those 21+

verb
pərˈvərt/
1. alter (something) from its original course, meaning, or state.

About the Artist:

Born on a family farm in upstate New York, Justin Suarez is an artist who brings together the rural and the urban. Celebrating wildlife, he paints flora and fauna flawlessly over concrete and brick. The animals he paints come to life as the viewer is drawn into the world of the painting. 

With over 18 years experience, he has painted murals across the US, and his work has been exhibited around the world. Justin Suarez brings the intensity of a raptor to his artistic endeavors, as well as his work as valued handler of birds of prey at Wild Wings Animal Sanctuary outside Rochester, NY, he is able to capture the majesty of the natural world through his explosive graphics and remarkable technique. 

In the fall of 2015, Suarez co-founded Roc Paint Division, the City of Rochester’s Youth Mural Arts Program.” Roc Paint is just that and yet so much more. Under the leadership of local artists, Justin Suarez, Lisa Barker and Sarah Rutherford, Roc Paint Division’s mission was to beautify the city’s R-Centers through mural arts while providing employment and training opportunities to young developing artists. What developed through the initial 13-week pilot program in 2016 was nothing short of phenomenal. A team of seven youth created murals at 6 of the City’s R-Centers. The project not only provided the seven youth with work experience, it resulted in breath-taking artistic depictions of youth, energy and hope that glow like beacons from the corners of the community that they shine from.