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Michigan Avenue - 2016 - Issue 2 - Late Spring - Anna Chlumsky

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58 PhotograPhy by NathaN Keay, courtesy DziNe stuDio, iNc. (afro comb); courtesy Pearl lam gallery, siNgaPore (uNtitleD (P.r. yellow); uNtitleD (fiNe regal chiNa #1) clockwise from above: Carlos Rolón/ Dzine's varied work runs the gamut from embellished mirrors to porcelain sculpture and pop art, as in Untitled (P.R. Yellow), 2014; Afro Comb, 2016; and Untitled (Fine Regal China #1), 2014. EyE Candy ChiCago artist Carlos rolón/Dzine offers a Colorful blast through his past. By Jill Sieracki The artifacts of artist Carlos Rolón/Dzine's upbringing inspired "I Tell You This Sincerely…", the first solo exhibit by the Chicago native and his first local show in more than a decade. "Carlos Rolón has become one of Chicago's ascendant international art stars," says the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Tracie Hall of the artist, whose work captures and comments on the cultures of boxing, Puerto Rican youth social activism, and urban street life. "He has been igniting the art scene in New York, Miami, and throughout Europe, but his commitment to Chicago stays strong." Of Puerto Rican descent, Rolón melds sculpture, painting, and other media in his latest installations, which encourage visitors to interact with both the art and fellow viewers. Take, for example, his "Bochinche" series, featuring works of wrought iron, porce- lain, seashell macramé, and re-contextualized mirror paintings, complete with custom marble benches (intended to be used) that represent a pre-social media community gathering spot. Hall says, "His exploration of immigrant culture and celebration of family, heritage, and pop culture—in installations and artworks that tell powerful stories—make him an artist to watch." April 9–July 3; at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago Rooms, Second Floor North, 312-744- 3316; . SCENE ART Full

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