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BOLT Residency

Fashion Nova Presents: Carpe DM

Oscar Chavez, "Racially Ambiguous Curly Haired Influencer" (documentation of ongoing performance), 2018
Oscar Chavez, "Racially Ambiguous Curly Haired Influencer" (documentation of ongoing performance), 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, July 27, 6-9 pm

The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Fashion Nova Presents: Carpe DM a solo exhibition by BOLT Artist-in-Residence, Oscar Chavez.

This show spans the career of legendary artist Oscar Chavez. Moving across media from wearable works to public interventions, Chavez questions contemporary power structures shaping our lived physical and digital experiences. Pairings of iconic works with new and unseen works on loan from the artist’s archive bring together a survey of an artistic oeuvre that is couched in social critique.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Programming

In conjunction with Oscar Chavez's exhibition, Fashion Nova presents: Carpe DM, the Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to do a screening of Clueless. In this context, Clueless is presented as an essential text to understand the sensibilities present in the show. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their rendition of a Clueless outfit and may visit cluelessbackgroundcharacters.tumblr.com for inspiration.

Gallery after hours 7-8 pm
Film starts screening at 8 pm


Artist Bio

Oscar Chavez (b. 1994) is an artist working in Chicago, and has absolutely no affiliation with SAIC. He makes paintings & performances, and has never lived in a world without the internet.