Luis Sahagun 
Kruger Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 
Recommendation by Robin Dluzen

Continuing through May 2, 2015

“For me, cardboard symbolizes brown skin,” explains Mexico-born, Chicago-based artist Luis Sahagun. In his solo exhibition, entitled “Escombros” (Spanish for ‘rubble’), the artist sources humble, non-art materials, folding them into his racial identity-based content. While placing the work firmly in this context, it also speaks clearly to an urban vernacular and expresses masculinity in art making.


Sahagun exploits the physicality...

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By S. Nicole Lane

Kruger Gallery Chicago is presenting ESCOMBROS (spanish for "rubble"), which features work from the Chicago-based and Mexican-born artist, Luis Sahagun. The exhibit opens with a reception from 6 to 9pm tonight.

Sahagun's background is rooted in the working class — his grandfather worked in the Chicago Heights steel industry, his father in field work, and Sahagun himself has a strong background in construction. The solo exhibition features large-scale paintings on cardboard, as well as installation and video pieces, which emulate his background as a Mexican-...

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Artist Luis Sahagun

CHICAGO (Feb. 10, 2015)—Escombros (Spanish for rubble), a solo exhibition of new work by Mexican-American artist Luis Sahagun will be on view at Kruger Gallery Chicago, 3709 N Southport Avenue, from March 20 through May 2, 2015. 

“Sahagun is an exciting, innovative artist who uses his experience as an undocumented immigrant growing up in Chicago Heights to inform his work,” said Mikelle Kruger, gallery owner and director.  “We are absolutely delighted to showcase, introduce and offer Sahagun’s recent works not only to art aficionados, but also to art...

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Installation view of Heather Green's upcoming exhibition in Kruger Gallery Chicago's new location

This Friday, January 16, Kruger Gallery Chicago (KGC) reopens in its new 1,300-square-foot space in Lakeview at 3709 North Southport with a solo exhibition of new work by Chicago-based artist Heather Green. Kruger was previously located in River North where, owner and director Mikelle Kruger explains, it has been dedicated to an avant-garde model that art can be a mediator for political and social change and showcasing emerging artists working with an array of design and media. After an initial six-month run in 2011 as a sort of pop-up gallery in the River North arts district, Kruger took...

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#yesallwomen, no. 3, 2014 by Heather Green

CHICAGO (Dec. 10, 2014) – Kruger Gallery Chicago announces its move from River North to a new 1,300-square-foot space in the City’s Lakeview neighborhood, located at 3709 North Southport Ave.  The Gallery will open on Friday, January 16, 2015.

According to Mikelle Kruger, the gallery’s owner and director, “The Lakeview gallery offers a smart, casual space that aims to make art exciting and accessible to all art lovers, at different price points, meeting the objectives of both the novice as well as sophisticated collector.” Kruger also hopes to work with neighborhood schools,...

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July 9 - August 27, 2011
Closing Cocktail Reception:  Friday, August 26, 2011, 6-9 PM

CHICAGO - “Live Human Target,” a solo exhibition of embroideries and photographs by Chicago artist Katherine M. Webb will be closing on Saturday, August 27 at Kruger Gallery Chicago.  A closing cocktail reception for the artist will be held Friday, August 26 from 6-9 pm.

Focusing on the everyday, Webb reconstructs her reality surrounding her experiences with raising a sevearly disabled and mentally impaired daughter. Shown from the back, Webb’s embroideries celebrate a chaotic path...

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Design experiment; Barbie makeover ~ Chicago Tribune
By Lori Waxman, Special to the Tribune

There's good painting and bad painting, but usually it's more complicated. Sometimes good painting can be bad, like when a well-executed expressionist or realist work falls flat because it feels dated or boring. Sometimes bad painting can be good, hence the recurrent popularity of thrift-store landscapes and portraits.

Mikelle Holt's...

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Curated by Katie Kahn
May 14 – June 18, 2011
Opening Reception Saturday, May 14, 5 – 8 pm

Kruger Gallery Chicago is proud to present, “I All Alone Beweep My Outcast State,” featuring Joel Dean, Philip Hanson, Michael Knierim, David A. Parker, Mike Rea, John Sparagana, and Ben Stone. Elizabethan poet and playwright William Shakespeare’s extraordinary Sonnet #29 is a profound expression of the transformation of consciousness from a deep dissatisfaction, jealousy, and self-loathing, based on suspicions of inadequacy, to a sense of completeness and joy unconnected to...

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CHICAGO - Mutiny, Munition, Mutation, a solo exhibition of paintings by Chicago artist Mikelle Holt will be on view at Kruger Gallery, 441 North Clark Street, from April 1 through May 1. Holt, an exciting, emerging artist, creates naively, sophisticated work that ignites a critical reconsideration of desire, dreams, status, and the "pursuit of happiness."

Using Barbie as a vehicle for cultural examination, Holt scrutinizes the tropes of the American dream, suburbia, fairy tale and commodity as prescribed in childhood and adult culture. Looking at themes as diverse as the Playboy...

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