Luis A. Sahagun: Both Eagle and Serpent

February 1–April 26, 2020 • Free Admission

(Closed early due to COVID-19)

Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East

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Luis A. Sahagun: Both Eagle and Serpent(click on image to enlarge)

 

Known for his intricate and fantastical paintings and sculptures built from silicone, lumber, drywall, concrete and hardware, Luis Sahagun creates symbols that represent working-class immigrants in the United States. In Both Eagle and Serpent, this solo exhibition artfully confronts the degrading rhetoric aimed at immigrants, migrants and the other, as an act of cultural reclamation to spotlight Latinx narratives of resilience and self-determination.

 

Curated by Teresa Silva.


Public Programs

Opening Event with Artist Luis A. Sahagun and Curator Teresa Silva

Saturday, February 1, 2–4pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East


Totemic Doll-Making Workshop with artist Luis A. Sahagun and curator Teresa Silva

Saturday, February 29, 1–3pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Learning Lab and Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East

Use beads, foam, plastic, buttons, fabric and wire to create totemic ancestor dolls that symbolize the feeling of home and function as a talisman. The dolls are designed to stack on each other to form a totem that will be incorporated into the exhibition Luis A. Sahagun: Both Eagle and Serpent.

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