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AIR Gallery Debuts 2024 Season Featuring Artist Melissa Arostegui’s “Beyond the Surface: Assumptions Unveiled”

Dive into the world of everyday assumptions through an interactive art installation!


Dive into the world of assumptions in AIR's upcoming art show, where each portrait tells a unique story. Artist Melissa Arostegui pairs portraits of eight people of differing genders, ages, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientation with eight of their personal objects, challenging attendees to guess which object belongs to each person. What object do you think this person chose? Attend and participate in this AIR Studio Incubator Project exploring the assumptions we make in our everyday world and prepare for some surprises!

GLENCOE, ILLINOIS (March 8, 2024) -- AIR Studio debuts its 2024 gallery season featuring artist Melissa Arostequi’s interactive art installation, “Beyond the Surface: Assumptions Unveiled,” opening Saturday, March 16, from 5:00-8:00pm. Designed to raise questions about the conjectures we make based on appearances, the art exhibit challenges attendees to dive into the world of everyday assumptions. Arostegui pairs portraits of eight people of differing genders, ages, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientation with eight of their personal objects, challenging attendees to guess which object belongs to each person. The matches will be revealed in a room adjacent to the gallery, giving viewers the opportunity to discuss their choices in a relaxed, friendly space. “Beyond the Surface: Assumptions Unveiled” runs from March 16 through April 13 at AIR Gallery, 348 Tudor Court, Glencoe, IL. Show hours are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, noon-5:00pm.

Arostequi says her inspiration comes from personal experience: “I've had people make assumptions about me based on my gender and physical appearance. I wanted to shed light on just how much people assume about others. It's something that needs more attention and conversation.”

Melissa Arostequi holds a BA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and most recently her work has been included in shows at the Zhou B Art Center and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, and "Evolve.Women.Wisdom" at Long Hall Gallery in West Hollywood, California. She resides in Westchester, Illinois.


About AIR Studio + Gallery AIR (Artists-in-Residence) Studio + Gallery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit artist cooperative located in Glencoe, Illinois. Our community of artist members are provided studio space to work, a gallery to display their art, learning and networking opportunities, camaraderie and support. In addition, AIR hosts a wide variety of arts programs including workshops, critiques, events and more. AIR often partners with other Chicago area arts organizations, as well as local Glencoe and North Shore businesses and arts groups. AIR is located at 348 Tudor Court, Glencoe, Illinois (one block west of Green Bay Road and the Glencoe Metra stop). For more information, call 708-466-3519, email airstudio348@gmail or consult the website: www.airstudio348.com.




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