Carlos Rolon/Dzine (b. 1970, Chicago, IL) attended Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in painting and drawing. In the past several years, Rolon has been recognized for his elaborately crafted paintings, ornate sculptures and works that come out of Kustom Kulture. His studio practice investigates pop culture, craft, ritual, beauty, spirituality, and identity and its relationship to art history, subculture, appropriation and the institution. The work often addresses his own biography in relationship to his Puerto Rican heritage and U.S. upbringing. The carefully crafted, hybrid works are playfully situated between the contradictory worlds of conspicuous consumption and urban artifact. The work is at once melancholic, excessive and exuberant, poised somewhere between celebration and regret. Rolon illuminates how the masculine can become delicate and the how the baroque can be minimal.
The artist has had solo exhibitions at The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and CAM Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis. His work has also been exhibited in group shows at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Marta Herford Museum, Herford, Germany; Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Museo del Barrio, New York and Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Canary Islands. In 2007 Rolon represented Ukraine in the 52nd Venice Biennale. He is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation award for Painting and Sculpture.
- Andrew Schoultz
- Camille Rose Garcia
- Clare Rojas
- Cleon Peterson
- Dana Louise Kirkpatrick
- Deedee Cheriel
- Ernesto Yerena Montejano
- Estevan Oriol
- Evan Hecox
- Gary Panter
- How and Nosm
- James Cauty
- Jamie Reid
- Jen Stark
- Jim Houser
- Keith Haring
- Lee Quinones
- Mark Mothersbaugh
- Maya Hayuk
- Monica Canilao
- Neck Face
- Ravi Zupa
- Richard Colman
- Ryan McGinness
- Shepard Fairey
- Space Invader
- Stanley Donwood
- Thomas Campbell
- Tim Armstrong
- Winston Smith
- WK Interact
Day Time Exhibits
Join us in 2016 for an exhibition unlike any other curated by Shepard Fairey. Artwork will be available for purchase at the event.
Tickets to the exhibit will go on sale in Spring.
A Single-Day Pass gives you full access to explore over 40 world famous street and contemporary artists.
Feel free to walk in any time during daytime hours (10AM – 6PM).
Tickets will be $12* at the door.
Children 10 and under are allowed in free with a ticket-holding adult.
Full Cash Bar available.
Evening Aftershow tickets sold separately.
Art Alliance 2014 was proudly sponsored by Hennessy.
A portion of 2014 event proceeds were donated to Chicago Art Partnerships In Education (CAPE).
*plus applicable service charges
The 2014 Aftershows featured a live performance from Nas, Z-Trip, Deltron 3030 and DJ Shepard Fairey.
2016 Aftershow details coming soon. Join our E-List to be the first to know.
while you experience each unique installation and exhibit from The Provocateurs.
Artwork will be available for purchase at the event. Doors at 9PM, show at 10PM. Advance tickets may be purchased above, at a discounted rate of $20. Tickets will be $22 at the door. 18+
Full Cash Bar available. Capacity will be limited.
Art Alliance is proudly sponsored by Hennessy.
A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Chicago Art Partnerships In Education (CAPE).
About Art Alliance 2014
One of the largest art shows ever assembled, the 2014 Art Alliance: The Provocateurs, featured trailblazers of the art world such as Shepard Fairey, Swoon, HAZE, Space Invader, Dzine, Mark Mothersbaugh, FAILE, Ryan McGinness, Winston Smith, RETNA, Stanley Donwood, Monica Canilao, Clare Rojas, Estevan Oriol, Evan Hecox, Gary Panter, Jen Stark, Camille Rose Garcia, Revok, Cleon Peterson, D*Face, WK Interact and many others. 2016 information coming soon.
The show was far more than a typical exhibition, combining world class art with experiential and interactive components such as: music, public art, panel discussions, charities, local community interests, and education.
In 2014, the Art Alliance: The Provocateurs exhibition took place during, and in partnership with, Lollapalooza, one of the largest music festivals in the world, which draws hundreds of thousands of culturally sophisticated and creatively curious visitors to Chicago each summer. The energy and vibrance of our selected visual artists parallels that of the musicians who rock the festival every year. Cross-pollinating with the Festival allowed the art show to reach beyond the all-too-often narrow audience for art.
The 2014 event was proudly sponsored by Hennessy.
Art Alliance: The Provocateurs was held at Block Thirty Seven, 109 N. Dearborn Street, in a beautiful 25,000 square foot loft-like space encompassing an entire city block in the heart of the Loop.
A portion of the event proceeds were donated to Chicago Art Partnerships In Education (CAPE), an organization which inspires students to be passionate about their education by weaving visual and performing arts into their classroom lessons. They bring academic subjects to life through art, and partner teaching artists with Chicago Public School teachers to develop original, creative lesson plans.
Are you interested in partnering with or sponsoring the 2015 event? Please contact Courtney Graber Trucksess for more info.
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Are you interested in partnering or sponsoring the event in 2016? Please contact Courtney Graber Trucksess for more info.