Gallery 200 art exhibit featuring West Chicago artist begins Feb. 10

  • Art from West Chicago artist Giovanni Arellano will be featured at Gallery 200, with an opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 12.

    Art from West Chicago artist Giovanni Arellano will be featured at Gallery 200, with an opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 12. Courtesy of Giovanni Arellano

 
 
Updated 1/27/2022 10:44 PM

The Mexican Cultural Center DuPage is hosting an exhibit by West Chicago artist Giovanni Arellano, better known as Fiendsco, at Gallery 200 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 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 103 W. Washington St. in West Chicago. The exhibit will run from Thursday, Feb. 10 through Saturday, March 26. To learn more about Giovanni and his work visit his website at 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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Gallery 200 featuring local artist exhibits is located at 103 W. Washington St. in downtown West Chicago. It is a division of the nonprofit, People Made Visible, and is partially supported by the City of West Chicago.

The gallery is open Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m.; Fridays from noon to 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

Visit peoplemadevisible.com/gallery-200/ or www.facebook.com/Gallery200.