Artist printmaker Carlos Barberena will discuss his development as a self-taught artist as well as his involvement with a number of artist collectives and studio workshops, including Instituto Gráfico de Chicago. Barberena’s print, Mater Dolorosa, is featured in MOLAA’s current exhibition, Gráfica América and depicts the mother Álvaro Conrado, a student killed at a protest against Nicaragua’s repressive government. A printmaking demonstration and opportunity to create a print with the artist will follow the presentation.
Free with paid museum admission / Members Free
Gráfica América workshops are sponsored in part by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.
About the artist: Carlos Barberena is a Nicaraguan-American printmaker currently based out of Chicago, Illinois. He is founder of Bandolero Press, La Calaca Press, and co-founder and member of Instituto Gráfico de Chicago. His works examine the effects of historic and contemporary political events throughout the Americas, particularly on his homeland of Nicaragua.