"Wonder Ugly "

March 20 - April 16, 2006
Gene Siskel Film Center
Chicago, IL

Culture via the blogosphere, iPod, XBox, and TiVo engineers a hybrid design of manga and hiphop aesthetic for our modern society. Wonder Ugly explores this collison of mass media and pop art through the eyes of artists such as

Dale Paracuelles, Chris Adraneda, Lana Mariano, Chris Naka, Sangini Brambhatt, Laura Kina, Chris Santiago, Niccolo Balce, Neit Paracuelles, Vincent Wasseluk, Jennifer Syfu, Amit Patel, Chi-Jang Yin, Grace Lin, Chinatsu Ikeda, Greg Grucel, Shiro Akiyoshi and Ivan Lee

whose Chicagoness, married with their Asian Amercianness, results in a unique vision of this particular style.