Lustful Appetite in Chicago

Lustful Appetite
An Exhibit by Carlos Barberena 
1) Opening Reception with the Artist: Friday November 11, 6-10PM Chicago, IL
2) Printmaking Demo: 8pm – 10pm
Watch printmaking demo or print your own; Proceeds of these prints to be donated to HumanThread!
3) OneWorld Speaker Series: 7pm -8pm (starts promptly at 7pm)
The Perils of Monsanto, the Pitfalls of the Market: Fair Trade Coffee Producers in the Global System. Speaker: Molly Doane, PhD, Asst. Prof. of Anthropology, UIC.
Opening Reception: Friday November 11, 6-10PMChicago, IL

—The HumanThread Center in Pilsen’s Chicago Arts District, joined by artist Carlos Barberena, generates a magnetic presence during November with the next exhibition in its thought-provoking series. Celebrating a culture of peace, HumanThread expresses Chicago’s creative culture by curating monthly exhibitions that discuss issues of cultural identity and social importance.

Lustful Appetite, which runs November 4-29, is a provocative collection of linoleum cuts that confront social and ecological injustices triggered by the rampant voracity and fraudulent schemes of governments and corporations. Barberena draws inspiration from the masters and employs a re-conceptualization of their familiar imagery to communicate the lethal sins committed by these institutions and entities. Lustful Appetite is an unabashed and necessary commentary that’s raising awareness of the dissolute and licentious practices committed globally.
 The opening reception is November 11 from 6-10PM in association with The Chicago Arts Districts 2nd Friday Gallery Night. Barberena will be present to discuss his work and highlights the reception with an engaging printmaking demonstration that will produce an edition of small prints to acquire.
The exhibition is open by appointment November 4-29.
 Carlos Barberena is a self-taught artist from Nicaragua who works in a variety of media. He has exhibited in numerous arts festivals and biennales as well as museums and galleries throughout North and South America and Europe.
HumanThread is a non-profit organization, seeking to popularize a Culture of Peace through educational, artistic and cultural programs and events focused on youth.
The HumanThread Center: 645 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312.243.9423
Curators: Scott Renfro ( and Allison Meyer (