Mano/Mundu/Corazon: Artists Interpret La Lotería, the Mexican game of chance, has a centuries-long social history, and a broad reach in contemporary art. This exhibition featured a culturally and geographically diverse group of artists in three distinct sections:
A curated selection of films, photographs, installations and paintings featuring work by Eddie Villanueva, Robert Ransick, Teresa Villegas, Jim Finn, Maximo Gonzalez, Jill Hartley, Luis Delgado, Adolfo Patiño and others. Also, works on view from Aardvark Letterpress in Los Angeles.
Newly commissioned works on paper, each based on a Lotería card. Participating artists include Balam Bartolome, Mario Castillo, Damara Kaminecki, Michael Velliquete, Gabriella Via Cal y Mayor, Daniel Guzman, Fred Stonehouse, Javier Carmona, Chris Flynn, Ruben Gutierrez, Alexis MacKenzie, Charles Hobson, Scott Espeseth, Miguel Cortez, Mauricio Limon, Marilyn Propp, Jose Andreu, Humberto Duque, Rodrigo Imaz, Ala Ebtekar, Michael Pajon, Larry Vigon, Christopher Kerr, Michael Scoggins, Terence Hannum, Andy Kozlowski, Maria Gaspar, Eric J. Garcia, Rene Arceo, CHema, Felipe Ehrenberg, Hugh Merrill, David Jones, Joyce Owens, Saul Aguirre, Raul Aguilar, Kevin Riordan, Gabriel Mejia, Darren Oberto, Nacho Chincoya & Jean Bevier
This exhibition was organized with the help and support of the Illinois Arts Council, National Museum of Mexican Art, Mexican Consulate in Chicago, Poetry Magazine, and Anchor Graphics, Critical Encounters and Latino Cultural Affairs at Columbia College Chicago. Presented in association with Chicago Artists Month.