Past Event

The Dragon is the Frame

Inspired by the life and work of Mark Aguhar

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Opening Reception

Friday, June 29, 2012 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria Street

Dragon Reception Primary

Artwork from 27 artists inspired by the life and work of the indomitable Mark Aguhar (1987-2012) is presented alongside pieces by this fearless and beautiful artist/activist/goddess. Uncompromising, incisive, and charismatic in her investigations of gender, queer advocacy, and the politics of marginalized identity, Mark deeply transformed the communities of which she was a part. The Dragon is the Frame presents the challenging, compelling artwork she created in dialogue with pieces made by those she was closest to in Chicago. The exhibition format, which intersperses Mark’s works throughout the installation, is an attempt at capturing the way Mark’s communities functioned—individuals in constant communication, always sharing and influencing one another.

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Image: Mark Aguhar, No Top Needed, 2010, gouache, pencil, watercolor, and ink on paper, 20 x 25 in.