Dariusz Labuzek was born in Jaworzno, Poland on March 20th 1967. He studied architecture at Crocow’s Institute of Technology and Film & Theater at Humboldt State University in Arcata California. Currently Dariusz Labuzek lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Recently he moved his work space from his bathroom to a larger artist studio at Mana Contemporary in Pilsen.
Chris was awarded a major public art commission by the Chicago Transit Authority to create a mosaic for the Blue Line California Station (2004); created block-long murals in Chicago’s Loop “You Are Beautiful” (2006); created a sculpture for the Seattle Sound Transit System (2008); and recently won the Juried Award for Best 3D Piece at ArtPrize (2012). Chris has exhibited in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, London, Melbourne and Copenhagen.
Rebecca Zastany is an eclectic artist who creates mixed-media paintings. The entire body of her work exhibits a pervasive theme of re-purposing and appropriating of self. Zastany’s exploration of various ways to reuse and repurpose materials makes her artwork emotionally and economically accessible. The theme of re-purposing is not limited only to antiquated objects, but also extends to the imagery that Zastany often reuses over and over again. This repetition gives the same image a continually renewed purpose and meaning.