Sunday, February 19, 2012

Transmission: Oak Cliff

Transmission: Oak Cliff
New work by artists from Antena

Opening Reception 6-9 pm March 10, 2012
March 10 - April 22, 2012

Saul Aguirre
Adriana Baltazar
Miguel Cortez
Antonio Martinez
Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Mighty Fine Arts is proud to showcase artwork by artists from Antena, a contemporary art space located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.

Saúl Aguirre is a Chicago based multidisciplinary artist/curator born in Mexico City. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Aguirre is has been a continuous contributor and collaborator with Antena and the defunct Polvo. Aguirre’s recent performances have captivated the viewers for the dramatic slow movements to portray his response to social issues; his paintings reflect the relationship we encounter with society and the problems we face manipulating images that are not to be expected. He has exhibited in Gallery 414 in Fort Worth, Texas; Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College, Chicago; Escuela Superior de Educacion Artistica, Huaraz, Peru; He has been considered a standout at NEXT 2010 Chicago by Pedro Velez who is an artist and critic living in Chicago. His work is on these public collections Casa de Cultura Calles y Sueños, Juchitan, Oaxaca, México; Escuela Superior de Formación Artística, ANCASH-Huarz Perú.

Adriana Baltazar is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Chicago. She has worked in various collaborative projects as well as shown work in galleries throughout the city. She draws her inspiration from the conflicts and comprimises that arise in our relationships with the "other" and our love/hate relationship with the natural environment. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Art Institute.

Miguel Cortez is an artist/curator living in Chicago and born in Guanajuato, Mexico. He has studied filmmaking at Columbia College and art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He currently runs Antena, an alternative art space located in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. His artwork has been shown at Gallery 414 in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Krannert Museum and at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. Other shows included exhibits in Dallas at Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Glass Curtain Gallery and at VU Space in Melbourne, Australia.

Antonio Martinez is a painter, one who is not afraid to move away from a particular style he is known for producing. One willing to venture in a different direction and flex his creative muscle. He is a full time painter and a full time plumber. He draws much of his inspiration from the everyday disparities he has witnessed in both roles. Antonio was born in 1978 in Chicago. He studied at The American Academy of Art, Chicago in 2000. In 2002 & 2003 he traveled to Austria to study at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg. He has collaborated on several public works projects and murals in the Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods of Chicago. He instructed in youth art classes for various arts organizations in Chicago. In 2010 he co-founded Cobalt Studio, a production and exhibition space located in Chicago.

Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an assistant professor of art at Vanderbilt, where she teaches video and performance art, as well as new and interactive media. Her undergraduate studies were in opera and performance art, her MFA is in time based media art (transmedia) from the University of Texas in Austin, 2008. She was in the group show Art in the Age of the Internet at the Chelsea Art Museum in 2007 and was a featured video and performance artist at Basel in Miami, Scope at the Lincoln Center and other art fairs consistently since 2007 as an artist at large for the perpetual art machine [PAM]. She has concentrated her live performance since 2009 on Asian Performance Art Festivals, performing live in the Philippines, South Korea and China as there is a unique support structure for performance that she wishes to study in hopes to bring similar structures in place in the USA. For more info:

Mighty Fine Arts is an artist-run gallery located in the scenic and historic Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. Artist Steve Cruz started the gallery in June of 2004 with the intention of providing an alternative space for innovative and underrepresented artists. MFA presents an eclectic array of shows with the guiding criteria of presenting work that is resonant, thoughtful and highly accomplished. From mid-career to fresh and unknown artists, MFA hopes to enlarge the perceptions of contemporary art in North Texas.

Mighty Fine Arts
419 N.Tyler (between 8th and Davis St.)
Dallas, Texas
Gallery hours are 12:00 to 5:00 Saturday and Sunday or by appointment:

phone 214-942-5241.