Fulton Street Collective continues our monthly collaborative art series, CONCURRENCE, with a special two-day event entitled BODY POSITIVE. The exhibition features new canvas works by Amy Rodriguez and Jonah Bresley.
"The Body Positive Movement" is a community effort to combat societal structures such as racism, ableism, and popular culture's perpetuation of the “ideal” human figure. The featured artist's selected works personify the core tenets of “body positive” through their sincere study and exploration of the human form. By challenging the stigmas that attribute to a self-hate culture, Amy and Jonah encourage attendees to re-examine their own measurements of self-worth.
In addition the hung collections, each night will feature live body painting by Muhammad Naqee, Aimee Caitlin Rusch, Saul Palo Rodriguez, and Rah Marie.
Friday, April 20th, 7-10pm
Saturday, April 21st, 7-10 pm
Fulton Street Collective
1821 w. Hubbard
Cash Donation Bar
FREE PARKING IN OUR LOT
Wheelchair accessible, with elevator access.
Born to Puerto Rican parents, Amy grew up in rolling hills of rural New England. Early on, her family nurtured her creative interests through regular time dedicated to creative endeavors. Her passion for self-expression continued through high school and university where she received her B.F.A in Illustration, and Minor in Graphic Design, from Montserrat College of Art in 2013.
After completing her degree, Amy moved to Chicago to begin her professional career. While continuing to hone her painting craft privately, she found professional work in utilizing her creative direction and graphic design skills to help evolve the brand aesthetic of various Chicago based brands.
In 2016 and 2017, her artistic practice found a voice through her vibrant figure painting, where she honors the women who inspire her most. She wishes to use her representations of the inherently beautiful human form as a platform to combat misogyny, bigotry, and body image issues.
Amy is currently searching for private client commissions, design work, and gallery shows.
Jonah Bottrell Bresley is a 25-year-old aspiring painter and baker who grew up overseas and North Carolina and is currently living in Texas. Using a mixture of paint, recycled garbage, and traditional drawing mediums Bresley seeks to evoke opposing themes of love, delusion, and honest connection. Bresley is known to bake cookies regularly that are enjoyed by his good friends and 6 siblings. It is important to Bresley to be positive in the face of all adversity and love unconditionally.