Down To A Fine Art
33 Contemporary Gallery
In a city buzzing with hip cultural happenings, it comes as no surprise that a forward-thinking art collective such as the 33 Contemporary Gallery should be going from strength to strength.
Originally founded by visual artist Sergio Gomez and friends in Chicago’s culturally diverse Bridgeport area, the once dilapidated 80,000 sq ft warehouse owned by Chinese artistic duo the Zhou Brothers has recently been remodelled after over seven years of continuous fine art exhibitions.
The 33 Contemporary Gallery’s raison d’être was to bring local talent and international artists together under one roof, and a special guest exhibition from Tijuana, Mexico will do exactly that in late June with a colourful array of striking artwork from Mexican artists Marco Miranda, Alejandra Phelts, Gabriel Adame and Alvaro Blancarte.
Hot on its heels comes the summer’s much-anticipated 9th National Annual Self Portrait Exhibition ‘WITHIN’, showcasing a rich variety of representational or conceptual ideas of the self from US artists using media ranging from collage and ceramics to paint and photography, and using an intimate 12x12 inch format to ensure the viewer experiences the work in close proximity. Good things do come in small packages, after all.