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Digital Paintings Exhibit Opening at Everybody's Coffee This Month

By Josh McGhee | September 23, 2016 6:27am
 Robin Monique Rios' exhibit,
Robin Monique Rios' exhibit, "Transparency," will be on display at Everybody's Coffee at 935 W. Wilson Ave. from Sept. 30- Nov. 7
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UPTOWN — Everybody's Coffee's newest art exhibit might have attendees re-evaluating their view of the world and their place in it.

Robin Monique Rios' exhibit "Transparency" will be on display at the coffee shop at 935 W. Wilson Ave. from Sept. 30 to Nov. 7, according to a press release.

“This show is about opening up, making my art and process transparent," Rios said.

As a child, Rios enjoyed bicycling and skateboarding until a hip disease forced her to wear a brace from her waist to knees. After the diagnosis, she emerged as an observer ,changing her perspective of the world and herself.

Her work combines "borrowed images re-shot or painted into the composition" and can best be described as digital paintings, the release said.

“This series is truly my voice, it conveys my personal emotional and intellectual understanding of myself and the world around me," Rios said. "This series is about tearing down those superficial layers built up by society, religion, politics and our own family. It's only by shedding all that’s been put on us that we can begin to reconnect.”

Rios is the founder and director of 4Art Space and currently works at the Zhou B Art Center, 1029 W. 35th St.

An opening reception for "Transparency" will be from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 30.

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