Pilsen Arts & Community House is committed to providing a wide variety of exhibitions accessible to all. We aim to provide a welcoming gallery experience, sharing knowledge and encouraging the importance of supporting the arts.
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 12-6pm
1637 W. 18th Street, Chicago 60608
December 4th - January 30th, 2022
Opening on December 4th, 12-7pm
Felix D'eon is enraptured by various art-historical styles such as Edwardian fashion and children’s book illustration, golden-era American comics, and Japanese Edo printmaking. In his work he attempts to make the illusion of antiquity complete, using antique papers and careful research as to costume, set, and style. His goal is perfect verisimilitude. He subverts their “wholesome” image and harnesses their style for a vision of gay love and sensibility. D’eon treats vintage illustrative styles as a rhetorical strategy, using their language of romance, economic power, and aesthetic sensibility as a tool with which to tell stories of historically oppressed and marginalized queer communities. By painting images of queer love, seduction, sex, and romance, the gay subject is stripped of its taboo nature. Rather than focusing on the outlaw status of queer sexuality, D’eon’s work seeks to normalize the marginal, and place the heretofore taboo subject at the center through the use of the rhetorical styles of the historically empowered and mainstream. In the artists work the illustrative imagery of the past does not cease to be wholesome through the inclusion of gay sex and sensibilities. He simply expands the notion of what wholesome is, erasing shame and celebrating desire.
Small Mistakes and Miracles
November 5th - November 28th, 2021
Opening on November 5th, 6-9pm
Carina Yepez is a native to Chicago, Illinois with roots from Guanajuato, Mexico. She is dedicated in exploring the patterns of matriarchy and quilted narrative of Chicago migrants. Through sewing, she explores the techniques of domesticity and crafting expressions through her familial stories with a heart focused on healing ancestral trauma; sewing and layering through appliqué to honor her culture through the floral arrangements of her quilts.
You Are Someone New
August 6th - September 26th, 2021
Opening on August 6th, 6-9pm
VIP Sales Event on August 5th, 5-8pm
Andrew Sedgwick Guth
A Pennsylvania native, Guth is an award winning artist who has worked consistently in various mediums throughout his career including painting, printmaking, photography, installation work and film. He has studied at Temple University, Philadelphia and Harrisburg Area Community College where he has received degrees in Visual Fine Arts, Art History and Film Media & Communications.
Andrew’s work often seek to convey personal narratives, translated through the lens of his experiences as a queer man in North America. He creates a layered environment in which the viewer can project their own story through the piecing together of visuals and text, relying on personal associations to the arrangements, color and objects to dictate the experience.