Line Dot is thrilled to announce the opening of ‘Darts On A Map: A Collection of People, Places, and Personalities’ with an artist reception on Saturday, September 21st. Curated by Chicago’s own Czr Prz, the show presents a survey of national and international artists on the forefront of the new contemporary art movement.
The lineup of top established and emerging artists includes: Michael Reeder (Los Angeles), Pixel Pancho (Italy), Kevin Ledo (Canada), Joe Iurato (NYC), Denial (Canada), Marina Zumi (Brazil), Rachel Strum (Los Angeles), Ava Grey Designs (Chicago), Marka27 (Mexico), Sarah Best (NYC), Ian Kuali’i (Hawaii), Nicole Salgar (Miami), Czr Prz (Chicago), and Ozmo (Italy).
Czr Prz says he is excited to be back in a curatorial role, as his rigorous production schedule for both Ava Grey Designs (of which he is a partner) and his own art practice have precluded side projects like this. The show’s title, ‘Darts On A Map’, references the varied geographic locations the participating artists hail from. “It’s like I threw random darts at a map” the artist says laughing. “If you plot all the points, Chicago is kind of the center of them” he continues, “so it seemed fitting to have my city host this show.”
The unifying factor in this seemingly incongruous group of incredibly talented artists is its curator Czr Prz. The participants chosen for ‘Darts On A Map’ highlight the artist’s interpersonal relationships and draw from contacts he’s made over the years through his public art murals and studio practices. Line Dot co-owner Oliver Hild further expounds: “These are people he has shown with, collaborated with, painted with, eaten with and drank with. In some cases they are contemporaries, in other cases mentors, but they all tie in to Czr personally.”