Angel Otero

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New Technologies Don't Always Mean Interesting Painting   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Cory Arcangel, Tim Bergstrom, McArthur Binion, Greg Bogin, Stefan Bondell, Sarah Braman, Kadar Brock, Ethan Cook, Peter Demos, Ayan Farah, Anoka Faruqee, Mark Flood, Sayre Gomez, Evan Gruzis, Wade Guyton, Peter Halley, Adam Henry, Xylor Jane, Karl Klingbiel, James Krone, Landon Metz, Dianna Molzan, Sam Moyer, Oscar Murillo, Wil Murray, Angel Otero, Ara Peterson, Davina Semo, Travess Smalley, Andrew Sutherland, Peter Sutherland, Wendy White, Thomas Øvlisen at The Hole NYC May 3rd, 2013 - June 20th, 2013
Posted 5/27/13
New technology can be genuinely disruptive. The same week the group show “Xstraction” opened at The Hole Gallery, a company called Defense Distributed published digital blueprints for a potentially lethal, plastic pistol that could be fabricated at home using a 3D printer. The plans were quickly forced off their website by the US State Department. A 3D printer renders raw materials such as plastic, paper, metal, or other substances into objects, making it possible to manufacture nearly any... [more]
  By all accounts, 2009 was a good year for Angel Otero.  The artist completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  That summer his painting Exquisito was included in the exhibition "Constellations" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and it was announced that he had been awarded a prestigious Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Visual Arts.  At the end of 2009, Otero had a solo exhibition at Kavi Gupta Gallery, as well as a solo presentation at... [more]
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Angel Otero at Chicago Cultural Center January 23rd, 2010 - March 28th, 2010
Posted 2/15/10
      Angel Otero creates whimsical, dreamy art that reflects a yearning for an unreachable past which is all the more beautiful because it's steeped in Otero’s nostalgic, rose-colored-glasses vision about his childhood in Puerto Rico. "Touch With Your Eyes" is the title of this stirringly beautiful exhibition of oil paintings, most adorned with pop-out silicone features, on view at the Chicago Cultural Center until March 28. A recent MFA graduate of the School of the Art Institute... [more]
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Angel Otero at Kavi Gupta Gallery December 12th, 2009 - January 30th, 2010
Posted 12/21/09
    Angel Otero couldn't have more of a buzz around him at this point if he were an actual angel. Selling out at the NADA Art Fair in Miami has boosted his stock once again. Some of the paintings that graced those fair, tropical walls are now back in Chicago, and on view at Kavi Gupta Gallery. Otero's paintings fit squarely into the mold of early modernist painters, where as the story goes, paint increasingly become independent from the image. And if there is any innovation in Otero's work,... [more]
Realms of the Unreal   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Jason Robert Bell, Amy Cutler, John Delk, Adam Ekberg, Lilly McElroy, Angel Otero, Travis LeRoy Southworth at Thomas Robertello Gallery February 27th, 2009 - April 11th, 2009
Posted 3/8/09
        A few blocks west of the Washington and Peoria Street galleries you will find Thomas Robertello Gallery among a slew of West Loop eateries and store fronts on Randolph Street.  The gallery's latest exhibit, "Gravity Buffs" features work from seven artists working across all media exploring the unusual and challenging the norms of the literal.  In an attempt to understand what the artist is trying to convey, the viewer must accept the unbelievable scenarios and characters.  In the... [more]
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