August 1st, 2017 - September 12th, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION, August 11th, 7-9pm
Modus Locus is proud and excited to be hosting CHROMACOR!
Chromacor is a celebration of local artists in full color. Queer, female, and POC cartoonists come together to illustrate that courage, as with human beings, come in all shapes and colors. Courage is surviving, courage is thriving, courage is remaining true, and courage is the snake shedding the old skin for the new. Courage is telling a story, telling your own story, with the full spectrum of experience. Chromacor is a collection that sprung from the vibrant scene of young cartoonists in the Twin Cities. This show is hosted by Modus Locus and co-curated by Ephraim Eusebio and Caitlin Skaalrud.
Modus Locus is a flex-use space owned by Ephraim Eusebio that hosts gallery shows, workshops, and events. It is a place to celebrate arts and events by local residents.
EXHIBITION - August 1st, 2017 - September 12th, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION - August 11th, 2017, 7:00 PM
Alex D. Araiza is an artist from San Antonio, TX. He transplanted himself to the midwest to attend Minneapolis College of Art and Design to seek out an environment wholly different from what he grew up in. Since he left Texas he has found himself forever overwhelmed with homesickness but has never attempted to remove back home, and he probably never will.
Fiona Avocado is an artist, educator, writer, and media maker. Fiona’s work is multifaceted and explores many subjects, including everyday life, current events, alternate universes, and glittery daydreams. She resides in Minneapolis.
Ana Hinojosa is a Minneapolis-based cartoonist and illustrator, born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Florida. Her work focuses on the lives of Caribbean Latinx identities, specifically women and members of the LGBT community. She enjoys all forms of comics, sour candies, spooky things, and anything pink and super cute. You can find more of her work as a contributor to Rookie Magazine, or at her blog, theskinnyartist.tumblr.
Coryn LaNasa is a freelance illustrator and comic artist based in Minneapolis, MN. Her work often carries an element of "esoteric voyeurism," which muses on the jarring conjunction of spirit and flesh. She is currently in the process of writing a novel-length, semi-autobiographical comic about extraterrestrials.
Rosemary Valero-O'Connell is a Minneapolis born, Zaragoza raised cartoonist and illustrator with a BFA in Comic Art from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design ('16). She's done work for DC Comics, BOOM! Studios, Mondo Tees, Kazoo Magazine, and The City Pages, among others. She's currently working on a graphic novel with award-winning author Mariko Tamaki for First Second called Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, to be released in 2019. She's a proud member of the Out Of Step Arts collective, has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators NY, and won her second-grade spelling bee by spelling the word 'human'.
Chromacor is proudly co-curated by Caitlin Skaalrud, another local cartoonist and deep and profound fan of each artist featured. Her favorite color is the rainbow.
Gallery hours are sporadic during the week, by appointment, and Saturday during art exhibits from 2-6pm.