Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Pentagon Saves The World

Opening: May 29th, 2010 from 7pm-11pm featuring works by:

Deborah Stratman
Jim Zimpel
Jesse Avina
Daniel Baird
Jake Myers
The Pentagon Education Collective

The artwork featured in this exhibition examines the effectiveness and importance of heroics in contemporary American culture. Images and stories of heroic athletes, soldiers, astronauts, cowboys and other saviors are transformed to expose the idiosyncratic, dangerous, sincere and sometimes necessary efforts of American heroes. The Pentagon Saves the World will feature video, photography, sculpture and film. Come early for soup and beverages.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


April is a great month for us. We are having our first solo show with Jorge Mujica. Pentagon is proud to present Palimpsest and hope to see you there.

Jorge Mujica presents Palimpsest at The Pentagon Gallery

In Palimpsest, Jorge Mujica looks critically at painting and sculpture to create hybrid objects that examine the use of painterly materials and the interaction of space. The hybrid objects are created with hand crafted stretcher bars and commercially bought materials to compose a contemporary perspective examining the architecture of the pentagon gallery. The result is a conceptual intersection between minimalist sculptor Donald Judd and the assemblage work of Jessica Stockholder. Like a palimpsest, the work shows the art historical context he is dealing with and makes room to insert his perspective.

Human curiosity can be described as an internal pursuit to understand the environment one encounters; artists just so happen to examine the dichotomies involved in the process of making and reflect the curiosities they see in the world.

Opening will be April 17th, 2010 from 7pm to 11pm at
961 West 19th street Chicago, Il 60608
Our gallery is open for appointment only. We will be having a closing reception May 15th from 7pm to 10pm