You Are Someone New
August 6th through September 26th 2021
Opening on August 6th 6-9pm
VIP sales event on August 5th 5-8pm
Artist: Andrew Sedgwick Guth
Gallery19 in partnership with Pilsen Arts and Community House is excited to present new work by artist Andrew Sedgwick Guth in our Fall exhibition titled “You Are Now Someone New”. Andrew pushes the boundaries of painting and drawing into a unique perspective that challenges the viewer to think about what they are looking at and the nature of the male gaze and the depiction of Bear culture.
Andrew Sedgwick Guth
A Pennsylvania native, Guth is an award winning artist who has worked consistently in various mediums throughout his career including painting, printmaking, photography, installation work and film. He has studied at Temple University, Philadelphia and Harrisburg Area Community College where he has received degrees in Visual Fine Arts, Art History and Film Media & Communications.
Andrew’s work often seek to convey personal narratives, translated through the lens of his experiences as a queer man in North America. He creates a layered environment in which the viewer can project their own story through the piecing together of visuals and text, relying on personal associations to the arrangements, color and objects to dictate the experience.
Guth's work has been shown regionally and nationally continuously since 2001. His print work and paintings have been showcased through exhibits orchestrated in spaces located in Philadelphia, Toronto, Pittsburgh (The Andy Warhol Museum), New York, Washington DC (Embassy of France), Baltimore, Miami, Provincetown, Dallas, and Harrisburg, PA (The State Museum of Pennsylvania). His painting and sculptures are included in numerous private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Switzerland, Iceland, and France.
Acorazar y Amor
Artist: Antonio J Martinez
August 15th from 12-5pm
Gallery19 and Pilsen Arts & Community House are excited to be working with artist Antonio J Martinez to photograph front line workers who were not able to work from home. Antonio will be using his stimulus checks to create this series. We are helping Antonio to connect with front-line workers here in Chicago so that he can photograph them for this new series that he will be exhibiting in 2022. In exchange for 15 minutes of your time Antonio will be paying each person $20.00, if you are interested in participating please email us at email@example.com. For this first round we are hoping to find 20 people for Antonio to photograph.
Acorazar y Amor is a photographic project in response to the impact of the pandemic upon front-line essential workers in all industries, especially service personnel in underrepresented communities. The production of these soft focus COVID mask portraits is the result of an ink image transfer process that involves beautifully poignant use of actual glycerin alcohol (aka, hand sanitizer). The customized result of this hand-applied process yields a unique and evocative aesthetic that conveys the perturbation and inner strength/struggle that the pandemic has manifested in our daily lives.