Solo exhibit at the Instituto Cervantes until July 8

April 01, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Xavier Nuez solo exhibition at Instituto CervantesXavier Nuez solo exhibition at Instituto Cervantes

I’m thrilled about my upcoming solo exhibition at the Instituto Cervantes in Chicago. The opening reception is Thursday, April 18, 6-9 pm.

If you’ll be in the Chicago area, you’re invited to the opening. I’ll be giving a talk at 6:30, followed by a piano concert by Marta Espinós.

The show will feature several 8×10 foot pieces, recently installed (see above). Twenty-one large pieces altogether, from the Alleys & Ruins series will also be on display.

The show runs from April 18 – July 8, 2013

The Instituto Cervantes was created by the Spanish government and has a global network. The show is tentatively scheduled to travel to some of the Instituto’s european spaces.

Instituto Cervantes is located at 31 W. Ohio St, Chicago, IL
It is free & open to the public. Gallery hours: Mon–Thurs: 9am-7pm; Fri: 9am–3pm; Sat: 9am–1pm

Emerald Bay - Xavier NuezEmerald Bay - Xavier Nuez

I’m anxious to release many of the new Crystal images I’ve shot recently – I’ve been trying new (and super secret!) techniques. The Crystals are close up pictures of dinner plates that I re-glaze and re-paint.

All my work is shot on film, because I just like how film looks. However, my film scanner has been behaving badly and needs a spanking! Until its repaired I’ll have to sit on a pile of film.

But above is one of the new Crystals, The City of Emeralds

Xavier Nuez at North Suburban Conference Art FestivalXavier Nuez at North Suburban Conference Art Festival

I gave the keynote address March 15th at the North Suburban Conference Art Festival.

Its an annual event where art students from 14 high schools gather. The event this year was hosted by North Chicago Community High School.

My topic was “Find Your Voice”. I spoke about the need for them, at their young age, to begin finding their style, their voice, what it is they have to say. You do this simply by creating lots and lots of art – obsessively. Without realizing it, your vision will begin to take shape.

Three of my Alley pieces will be included in a group show, Art After Dark: Artists and Artificial Lighting, at the Asheville Art Museum from June 29-October 27, 2013.

The exhibit will feature five artists who create images in the dark hours of the day utilizing artificial light or who use the night as inspiration for creating dream-like images.

The museum is located at 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC

My show at the Illinois State Museum in Chicago, Fragile Relations, is now traveling through the State Museum’s other galleries.

It will be at the Lockport Gallery from May 25 – October 25, 2013, then to the Southern Illinois Art Gallery in 2014 and the Springfield Museum after that.

The show was featured on ABC-TV in Oct 2012, and was the Chicago Tribune’s A&E Pick of the Week in Dec.

I donated a large piece to ARTSIDA in Montreal. Its a yearly AIDS benefit – the pieces will be exhibited from April 20-May 3, in Galerie D, finishing with an auction May 4 at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal


And finally, I’m a huge fan of the twisted comedy duo, Tim and Eric. I think most people will hate them, but here’s one of their more easily digestible bits, Spagett!

If you like this, check out Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!


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