Collage Exhibit by Oscar Lopez Flores at HWLC

Collage by Oscar Lopez Flores
Oscar Lopez Flores. Window View. Collage on magazine. 12 by 9 ½ in. 2018.

Drawing with Scissors is on display June 22 to August 17 in the Popular Library exhibit cases and Congress Corridor east display window on the ground floor of Harold Washington Library Center.

These abstract collages by Oscar Lopez Flores, opens a new window are made from pieces of mass-produced magazines and commercial postcards on handmade paper. The works reflect our interpretation of color and how our eyes perceive it, using color as a visual and sensorial language.

Flores comes from Oaxaca, Mexico—a place where you can see color on every corner. He holds a bachelor of fine arts in painting from the University of Veracruz in Xalapa and has taken workshops in Mexico, the United States and Slovakia. He lives and works in Chicago.

The artist will give a workshop, Collage for Creative Awareness, at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Harold Washington Library Center.