The Mexican Cultural Center DuPage is hosting an exhibit by West Chicago artist Giovanni Arellano, better known as Fiendsco, at Gallery 200, (103 W. Washington Street) beginning Thursday, Feb. 10. The exhibit is free to attend, and face masks must be worn in the gallery space at all times.
A special artist opening reception will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit will run from Thursday, Feb. 10 through Saturday, Mar. 26. To learn more about Giovanni and his work visit his website at https://fiendsco.com/.
The exhibit is curated by Sara Phalen and Fernando Ramirez; and was made possible thanks in part to funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Arellano’s artwork has been featured on other projects in West Chicago, including a painting at Gallery 200, and a mural on a window at Coco Loco Restaurant.
In his artist statement, Arellano stated that his parents moved from Zacatecas, Mexico and raised his family in West Chicago. “Through art, I express and reflect my reality. Fiendsco is a lucid figment of my subconscious reality. Thankfully, West Chicago is home to very supportive people, as they expressed love for my art from the very beginning. I aim to continue leveling up as an artist, expand my business and simply be happy," Arellano said.
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About Gallery 200
Gallery 200 is located at 103 W. Washington Street in downtown West Chicago, and features local artist exhibits. It is a division of the not-for-profit, People Made Visible, and is partially supported by the City of West Chicago. The Gallery is open Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.