Chicago artist –and editor and staff writer for Chicago Art Magazine– Robin Dluzen will be featured in the Art Loop Open competition kicking-off this Friday, October 15th. Dluzen received an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2010 and has been a part of the Chicago Art Magazine staff since February 2010.
Dluzen’s work entitled, Industrial Landscape (Adrian, MI), will be on display in the Merchandise Mart for the duration of the competition. Composed of duct, electrical and foil tape on insulation board, the work is indicative of the artist’s practice as a whole, which focuses on identity, and historical and contemporary labor. Dluzen’s artist statement explains that:
“Though the content of my work originates from an autobiographical place, it is not limited to my own experiences, and is more about a shared identity that is defined by place and time. Born and raised in southeast Michigan, I have watched Midwest landscapes become empty and inactive. Because nothing comes to take the place of disappearing industry, the landscapes remain as they were: untouched monuments to a past that can never be realized again, where the places of work are unused and the skilled laborers are jobless. The empty spaces in many of my compositions are a reflection of the static nature of this subject matter.”
Please join Dluzen, the Chicago Art Magazine staff, and all the participating artists this Friday, October 15 for a reception and Loop Art Crawl, from 5pm until 8pm. Please come out to see fantastic work from Chicago artists, and cast your votes!
To see more of Robin Dluzen’s work, visit http://robindluzen.com
For information on the Art Loop Open, visit http://www.artloopopen.com/ and for information on how to vote, visit http://www.artloopopen.com/voting-info.