Victor Yañez-Lazcano  

Alibi Fine Art

November 5 - December 17, 2016

Opening reception Saturday, November 5, 5 - 8 PM

Alibi Fine Art is pleased to announce de, a solo show of photographs by Victor Yañez-Lazcano .

In deVictor Yañez-Lazcano documents his extended family members - some of whom he has never met before - with great care, conveying depth and intimacy without intrusion or encroachment. Through each subject, a duality emerges which is uniquely their own. From the first generation to the second, the individual is in motion, and cultural shifts appear within as well as between the frames. These individuals are the heirs of two worlds - they carry their culture with them, even as they interact with and adopt a new set of signifiers and new forms of expression. Inevitably, as borders are crossed and boundaries blurred, traditions merge like the ink in a tattoo or a text, surfacing in a language that is also of two worlds; not quite one thing or the other. The series is not overtly political, but it offers a view into the complexities of immigration and assimilation experienced by one Mexican-American family. Through them, Yañez-Lazcano explores the limitations of verbal boundaries that determine the idea of "us" and the physical borders of where we are from. 

Victor Yañez-Lazcano received his BFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2008. While in Chicago he balanced a freelance career in both commercial and fine art photography. During this time, he also established himself within the community as an arts educator, primarily working in the south side neighborhood of Pilsen. His work has been exhibited at numerous spaces in and around Chicago, including Citlalin Gallery, Harrington College of Design, Columbia College Chicago's A+D Gallery, and Riverside Arts Center, as well as Mind/Matter Gallery (Rochester), Aviary Gallery (Boston), and South Haven Center for the Arts. Past residencies include Industry of the Ordinary, ACRE, and Ox-Bow. Yañez-Lazcano is currently a graduate candidate at Stanford University's MFA Art Practice program.

Alibi Fine Art
November 5 - December 17, 2016
Opening reception November 5, 5-8 PM

4426 N Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60640