The President’s Gallery at Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake Street, Room 1105, presents “On Landscape: Green and Gray,” a solo exhibition of meticulously crafted sculptures and drawings by artist Mauricio Forero. The works are drawings that become sculptures and sculptures that include drawings. The artist creates his pieces from found objects and new materials, which he hand-ages to evoke the poetic and material dimensions of embodied energy. These objects convince us of their functional existence while camouflaged under a patina of rust, grit, scuffs and dust.
Artist’s Bio: Born in Colombia in 1963, Mauricio Forero began his art career while at business school in Bogota. He studied screen and printing while doing freelance drawing for Leo Burnett in national advertising campaigns. He went on to illustrate for companies such as Sears Roebuck’s and Harcourt Brace. Arriving in the States in 1990, Mauricio showed his work in such galleries as El Taller of Austin, and Dagen Bella in San Antonio. Mauricio later moved to Chicago, where he has since showed at the Hyde Park Art Center, SHOWpod spaces in Pilsen, and Southside Hub of Production. Mauricio is a father of four, and works in his studio near Chicago, IL.