Pedro Igrez

Pedro Igrez Visual Artist
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Zhou B Art Center Studio 313 1029 W 35th Street, Chicago, IL. 60609

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06/16/2018

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05/05/2018
Call for Chelsea
10/16/2017

Call for Chelsea

Call for Chelsea 2017 artist CANDIDATE
#PedroIgrez
I have found passion in discovering artistry and beauty in raw materials within reach. It’s not only oil paint bought in an art supply store that can create the strokes of a painting. I have found images emerge in the stain of wine and coffee, or the grit and texture of concrete. I see the potential that a rusted piece of metal or an old shower door can offer as a new canvas. The added elements of rope, and discarded materials can be used to improve a work of art. I use these found objects and materials as my media to create a truly organic nature to my work. Keeping my mind and eye open to the ability of an object or substance to be used to construct and deconstruct imagery has helped me to maintain a primitive element to my art that is unique and connected to my surroundings.

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07/14/2017

"Strings Attached" Series
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Here are hundreds of Chicago artists posing for a group photo
07/01/2017
Here are hundreds of Chicago artists posing for a group photo

Here are hundreds of Chicago artists posing for a group photo

More than 600 Chicago and Chicagoland artists showed up for a group photo on the steps of the Museum of Contemporary Art, documenting and celebrating the city's creative community.

Call for Chelsea
07/01/2017
Call for Chelsea

Call for Chelsea

International Call for Artists.

The competition is open to artists from all over the world. Artists must be 18 years old or older.

Call for Chelsea
06/30/2017

Call for Chelsea

Call for Chelsea 2017 CANDIDATE

#Pedro Gutierrez Igrez
Some Bottles

"I have found passion in discovering artistry and beauty in raw materials within reach. It's not only oil paint bought in an art supply store that can create the strokes of a painting."

Timeline Photos
03/29/2017

Timeline Photos

Pedro Igrez
01/28/2017

Pedro Igrez

My piece "tree house" found a home at Cheryl Pitman's. Cheers!!!
01/13/2017

My piece "tree house" found a home at Cheryl Pitman's. Cheers!!!

Pedro Igrez's cover photo
12/14/2016

Pedro Igrez's cover photo

Top Sources for Art in Chicago
10/05/2016
Top Sources for Art in Chicago

Top Sources for Art in Chicago

It’s no secret that many designers live by the motto “start with art”. The right piece of art can set the tone for the room -- or an entire home! Luckily, Chicago is full of incredible sources for art with amazing staff that can point homeowners and designers alike in the right direction. Here are s...

Pedro Igrez's cover photo
03/04/2016

Pedro Igrez's cover photo

Pedro Igrez
03/04/2016

Pedro Igrez

03/03/2016

TRES

Group Exhibit

March 4, 2016 - May 1, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday March 4, 2016 6-10PM
Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N. Milwaukee Ave.
773-227-7900

The Jackson Junge Gallery is honored to present its next exhibition, TRES, which explores Latino identity through three unique voices. TRES unites three Latino artists - Carlos Barberena, Rolando Cruz, and Pedro Igrez - each working in three distinctively different mediums, igniting a dialogue that is both personal and universal. The exhibition opens with an artists' reception on Friday, March 4, from 6-10PM and runs through May 1, 2016.

Too easily we forget to realize that no matter our culture we experience moments of fear and hope, self-doubt and community. On the surface, TRES is the story of three individuals' experiences. However, it is also the story of perseverance and self-discovery that reflects not only each artists' Latino identity, but also communicates a universal bond often shrouded by prejudices and societal stigmas.

Nicaraguan born artist, Carlos Barberena, is a self-taught printmaker based in Chicago. Barberena's work is shown extensively in cultural centers around the world, sharing his experience to different societies (many of whom can relate with a similar history). TRES presents new works alongside a selection of linocuts from his Años de Miedo (Years of Fear) portfolio. "Años de Miedo is in homage to the victims of war, based on my memories and the collective historical memory of my country (Nicaragua) in the decades of the 70s and 80s. But, at the same time, this does not mean that it is limited geographically, because it is the reality in many countries at present. This portfolio is presented as a manner of reflection about war and its effects, and how these memories and fears affect our lives not only physically but also in psychological terms." The Años de Miedo series has a visual simplicity with compositions reduced to black and white lines. But the minimalism, employed in such pieces as Los Inocentes, only intensifies the anguish and pain that is portrayed.

In his more recent works, Barberena demonstrates his technical skill and printmaking prowess with intricate precision. Tonantzin depicts the cultural icon and goddess representing Mother Earth, flanked by honeycombs and flowers.

Rolando Cruz is a conceptual photographer who focuses on identity in the 21st century. His work opens dialogues about social, cultural, and environmental issues, inspiring people to find a personal connection in our differences.

Cruz describes his work as a reflection of reality. After moving to the United States from Mexico for educational opportunities, he faced challenges integrating into a new culture and coming to terms with his sexuality. "It's really interesting how many people think that I am Muslim. Or I am Indian. Or that I am this or that without really getting to know the person. And then they make their assumptions." In his series Selves, Cruz depicts different versions of himself. Then the viewer is forced to confront themselves when arriving at the final frame: a mirror. Each portrait challenges the viewer to explore and confront our own perceptions of "identity," and how appearances affect our prejudices. "As an advocate in my community, I hope my images showcase the struggles of identity in the 21st century as a reflection of our own internal insecurities and the ill perceived notion of belonging.

Pedro Igrez' work is connected to the natural essence of the world around him. Utilizing organic materials and discarded items, from wood to coffee grinds, he deconstructs imagery to evoke nostalgic memories from his hometown. Igrez grew up in a small rural community in Mexico and moved to the border, then Chicago, for growth and self-discovery. Igrez remarks that, "I miss the smell of home - the wet ground, the grass - and I miss the easy living without all the pretending of the city." A recent trip back to Mexico revealed that his hometown, built upon dirt roads and simple living, is no longer there. Instead, a small city emerged on top of his past, inspiring an urgency to capture the memories before they disappear. He recreates these fleeting memories in tangible form - such as when the community came together in autumn to work and rejoice, as seen in Harvest. Igrez' work is layered in rust, dirt, and history to deliver an uplifting reclamation of his past.

TRES runs March 4, 2016 - May 1, 2016 and is curated by assistant gallery director Scott Renfro.

The Jackson Junge Gallery is proud to present TRES for The Spring of Latino Art taking place in Chicago from March - June as an ancillary program of the 5th Biennial Latino Art Now! Conference.

Pedro Igrez's cover photo
12/01/2015

Pedro Igrez's cover photo

DECA Studio
09/24/2015

DECA Studio

J and K Isacson
07/22/2015

J and K Isacson

As we get ready for this year's show, looking back on scenes from last year's Creek Gallery opening...

Each year, the exhibition features 60+ artists & runs for 3 weeks with visitors attending the show throughout. Willow CL sponsors the show, so there's no submission fee. Deadline for the 2015 show is Monday, July 20.

Details are here: http://xculturearts.com/creekgallery.html

To find out more about Willow Crystal Lake, click here: http://willowcrystallake.org

J and K Isacson
07/22/2015

J and K Isacson

Amazing work from Pedro Gutierrez Igrez.

Pedro Igrez's cover photo
07/09/2015

Pedro Igrez's cover photo

Timeline Photos
06/30/2015

Timeline Photos

Jackson Junge Gallery
06/06/2015

Jackson Junge Gallery

Join us tomorrow night from 6-10PM for the opening reception of "Rescued Moments" - it's a fantastic new exhibition of mixed media originals by Pedro Igrez.

Jackson Junge Gallery
06/04/2015

Jackson Junge Gallery

Join us tomorrow night from 6-10PM for the opening reception of "Rescued Moments" - it's a fantastic new exhibition of mixed media originals by Pedro Igrez.

Pedro Igrez
03/27/2015

Pedro Igrez

Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago
03/22/2015

Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago

March 26, Jackson Junge Gallery will host a preview show featuring the latest work from innovative Chicago artists. Stop in for and evening of art, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

03/19/2015
Jackson Junge Gallery

Jackson Junge Gallery

The Notion of Motion opening reception is this Friday from 6-9PM!

01/19/2015

THANK YOU 2014 AND WELCOME 2015!! I am grateful for having had such an amazing year in 2014! It was filled with opportunities to showcase my work and I was in 6 galleries around Illinois. I also became employed full time while continuing to create. It looks like 2015 is going to be an even bigger year! I am going to be having my own solo show in June. I have already started painting at home in preparation for the show but that is becoming overwhelming fast! So now, I am looking for a raw space to use as my studio, near my home in Uptown. I don't need anything fancy...a basement, an extra room, a garage, warehouse, etc. Please contact me via private message if you have something to rent or know of something. Thank you.

Gallery Studio Oh
11/27/2014

Gallery Studio Oh

SAVE THE DATE: December 12, 2014
Who's Afraid of Red Opening Reception

Celebrate this exhibit and the season by wearing red to the opening!

Timeline Photos
10/16/2014

Timeline Photos

Everything is ready for tomorrow. I hope you can join me to my Art Gallery Opening at Center on Halsted. Friday, October...
10/02/2014

Everything is ready for tomorrow. I hope you can join me to my Art Gallery Opening at Center on Halsted. Friday, October 3, 2014. 2nd Floor at 7:00pm. 3656 N Halsted Street. Center on Halsted.

"Fifteen Moods". A commission for a private collector.
09/30/2014

"Fifteen Moods". A commission for a private collector.

J and K Isacson
07/27/2014

J and K Isacson

As we get ready for this year's show, looking back on scenes from last year's Creek Gallery opening...

Each year, the exhibition features 60+ artists & runs for 3 weeks with visitors attending the show throughout. Willow CL sponsors the show, so there's no submission fee. Deadline for the 2015 show is Monday, July 20.

Details are here: http://xculturearts.com/creekgallery.html

To find out more about Willow Crystal Lake, click here: http://willowcrystallake.org

Gallery ONI
07/17/2014

Gallery ONI

NEXT FRIDAY IN CHICAGO | Opening reception for "Freight", selected photographs by Chicago artist Geraldine Rodriguez of Geraldine Rodriguez Photography at Gallery ONI 2150 S. Canalport Ave 4 C-7 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Pedro Igrez's cover photo
07/13/2014

Pedro Igrez's cover photo

Willow Crystal Lake
07/13/2014

Willow Crystal Lake

Great opening for the Creek Gallery!
Thank you to all the artists and volunteers who created such a memorable experience!

Seven Exhibitions Not to Be Missed this Friday July 11
07/11/2014
Seven Exhibitions Not to Be Missed this Friday July 11

Seven Exhibitions Not to Be Missed this Friday July 11

This is going to be a busy Friday with tons of great opening happening in and around Chicago. Here is my list of seven that includes some of the Chicago regulars and a some that may be new to you. ...

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