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Ashes and Incense: The Enduring Art of Pedro Palacios

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© Courtesy of the artist and 33 Contemporary Gallery
Ashes and Incense: The Enduring Art of Pedro Palacios

1029 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60609
May 17th, 2013 - June 1st, 2013
Opening: May 17th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.33contemporary.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
River North/Near North Side
EMAIL:  
sergio@33contemporary.com
PHONE:  
708-837-4534
OPEN HOURS:  
MOn-Fri 10-5; Sat 11-2 and by appointment

DESCRIPTION

On April 6, while Joliet-based artist Pedro Palacios worked away in his studio, his family home unexpectedly caught on fire. Along with his family's personal possessions, his faithful dog was also lost in the tragedy. The only thing that survived out of the ashes was a selection Pedro's works which he had stored in the home's basement.

"Ashes and Incense: The Enduring Art of Pedro Palacios" is an exhibition of recovered works celebrating the resilient and enduring heart and faith of artist Pedro Palacios. Although the tragedy destroyed material possessions and family memories, the restless desire to overcome the hardships of life endures in the works of Pedro Palacios.

Please join us to celebrate life with the artist. A selection of small artworks donated by Chicago artists will be available for purchase as well as signed limited edition posters of the artist's work. All proceeds will go to the recovery fund of Pedro Palacios.