Lustful Appetite in Chicago

Lustful Appetite
An Exhibit by Carlos Barberena 
SPECIAL PROGRAM: 
1) Opening Reception with the Artist: Friday November 11, 6-10PM Chicago, IL
2) Printmaking Demo: 8pm – 10pm
Watch printmaking demo or print your own; Proceeds of these prints to be donated to HumanThread!
3) OneWorld Speaker Series: 7pm -8pm (starts promptly at 7pm)
The Perils of Monsanto, the Pitfalls of the Market: Fair Trade Coffee Producers in the Global System. Speaker: Molly Doane, PhD, Asst. Prof. of Anthropology, UIC.
Opening Reception: Friday November 11, 6-10PMChicago, IL

—The HumanThread Center in Pilsen’s Chicago Arts District, joined by artist Carlos Barberena, generates a magnetic presence during November with the next exhibition in its thought-provoking series. Celebrating a culture of peace, HumanThread expresses Chicago’s creative culture by curating monthly exhibitions that discuss issues of cultural identity and social importance.

Lustful Appetite, which runs November 4-29, is a provocative collection of linoleum cuts that confront social and ecological injustices triggered by the rampant voracity and fraudulent schemes of governments and corporations. Barberena draws inspiration from the masters and employs a re-conceptualization of their familiar imagery to communicate the lethal sins committed by these institutions and entities. Lustful Appetite is an unabashed and necessary commentary that’s raising awareness of the dissolute and licentious practices committed globally.
 The opening reception is November 11 from 6-10PM in association with The Chicago Arts Districts 2nd Friday Gallery Night. Barberena will be present to discuss his work and highlights the reception with an engaging printmaking demonstration that will produce an edition of small prints to acquire.
The exhibition is open by appointment November 4-29.
 Carlos Barberena is a self-taught artist from Nicaragua who works in a variety of media. He has exhibited in numerous arts festivals and biennales as well as museums and galleries throughout North and South America and Europe.
ABOUT HUMANTHREAD: 
HumanThread is a non-profit organization, seeking to popularize a Culture of Peace through educational, artistic and cultural programs and events focused on youth.
The HumanThread Center: 645 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
Website: www.humanthread.net
Phone: 312.243.9423
Email: humanthread.net@gmail.com
Curators: Scott Renfro (renfrosj@gmail.com) and Allison Meyer (allie.lassar@gmail.com)
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About carlosbarberena

Carlos Barberena is a Nicaraguan self-taught Printmaker based in Chicago where he runs his printmaking project La Calaca Press. Barberena has exhibited individually in Costa Rica, Estonia, France, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and The USA. His work has been shown in important Art Fairs, Art Biennials, Museums, Galleries, Universities and Cultural Centers around the world, among them: the 7 International Printmaking Biennial of Douro at the Lamego Museum in Portugal; Printmaking In / In Graafika Fest at Linnagallerii, Parnu, Estonia; the IX Nicaraguan Visual Arts Biennial (IX BAVNIC) - Ortiz-Gurdián Foundation. “Recycling Memory: Recapturing the Lost City” curated by Omar López-Chahoud. PAC Museum, Managua, Nicaragua; Tartu Printmaking Fest 2014, Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia; LAPS 21, National Printmaking Biennial, CSUN Art Galleries, Northridge, CA; Pulso: Arte de las Américas, KCAD Fed Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI; “Santitos” curated by René Arceo, Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago; Hanal Pixan - Food for the Souls, curated by Dolores Mercado, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; III Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, Bronx, New York; “Les Saltimbanques” an homage to Gustave Doré at the Musée d’Art Roger-Quilliot - MARQ - in France, where his work was exhibited alongside Doré’s Masterpiece; III World Body Art Conference in Venezuela, Lia Bermudez Museum; V Biennial of Caribbean Dominican Republic, Museum of the Dominican Man; 8th Triennial - Mondial de L’Estampe et de la Gravure Originale in Chamalieres, France; 6th KIWA at the Kyoto Museum of Art in Japan; Takanabe Art Museum, Miyazaki, Japan; Latin American & Nicaraguan Printmaking, former Convent of San Francisco Museum, Granada, Nicaragua; 24 Grafiekbiennale Sint-Niklaas, International Exlibriscentrum, Stedelijke Musea, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium and the XIII Art Salon, Identity Imprint: A Glance at Ibero-American Printmaking at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC. He has received various awards, most notably the “National Printmaking Award 2012” given by the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture in Managua, Nicaragua and the award- poster for the Ecology and Human Rights in Banana Plantations in Costa Rica, given by GEBANA in Berlin, Germany. Barberena’s work is included in numerous public and private collections, including Ortíz-Gurdián Museum, León, Nicaragua; Douro Printmaking Biennial Collection, Museu do Gravura, Alijo, Portugal; Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago, USA; Artist Printmaker Research Collection, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA; Special Collection, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA; The National Gallery, San José, Costa Rica; Museum of Contemporary Art “Julio Cortazar”, Managua, Nicaragua; Permanent Art Collection of the Bibliotheca of Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt; Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois; KIWA, Kyoto, Japan; the School of Fine Arts, (UNAM), Mexico; the Triennial Prints Cabinet, AMAC, France, the International Exlibriscentrum, Stedelijke Museum in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium; the Lia Bermudez Museum, Venezuela; Former Jesuit College Cultural Center, Patzcuaro, Mexico and Praxis Gallery of Nicaragua. www.carlosbarberena.com
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