You are invited to the opening reception of “Embodiment,” a duo show of new paintings by Chicago-based artists Corrine Slade and Araceli Zuniga at FLXST Contemporary. The reception is on Saturday, April 30th, from 4-7 pm.
Each artist turns inward to capture the psychic and material processes embodied by the figures in their work. Slade and Zuniga’s work might appear dissonant next to each other. But their art captures the challenges of representing the construction of the racial, queer, and gendered subject.
The opening reception is a general admission event, and reservations are unnecessary.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Corrine Slade is a painter that depicts black women in sublime natural environments. The places that she constructs are retreats for solace that do not exist in this world. Her ever-increasing need for escapism drives her practice. Her solo exhibition Held was exhibited at New Image Art gallery in Los Angeles, California, in 2021. She is currently residing in Chicago. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2020.
Araceli Zuniga is a Mexican-American multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago. Vibrant colors and intimate queer-like figures define their work. The relationship between their mental health and its origins in childhood are critical themes in their art practice. Araceli uses playful qualities combined with their understanding of their trauma to encourage a self-restorative process. Furthermore, Araceli also uses their art practice as a tool to break down ignorance towards Latinx people. They have done this by co-hosting social justice art workshops and doing work that speaks to immigrant rights. Araceli’s work has been featured at Site Gallery, Genesis Gallery, Union Art Gallery, etc. Araceli received their BFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Image Credit: Araceli Zuniga, Madre, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 21 x 24 x 1 inches. Courtesy of the artist and FLXST Contemporary.