Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Chicago Tribune Reviews Present Standard

Chicago Tribune Reviews Present Standard

Recently, Lori Waxman of the Chicago Tribune reviewed Present Standard, an exhibition featuring the work of Fine Arts Faculty Rafael Vera. Ms. Waxman describes Vera's work in detail, "A deceptively pretty series by Rafael E. Vera hangs contour bath mats against textured grounds of pastel oil paint. Bath rugs gross me out, but Vera's look charmingly like large abstract bunny heads. I'd pet them if I could." The exhibition seeks to play with the manifold meanings and forms suggested by the “standard” – as either a flag or a pennant, a measuring tactic or a guiding principle, or a potent symbol of national identity.

To read the full review, click here.

Present Standard runs through April 24 at the Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Avenue Galleries, located on 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602. Gallery talks will be held on February 11, March 10 & 24, and April 14 from 5:30–6:30 pm. For more information, click here.