Dove Drury Hornbuckle believes that the fundamental role of art is to activate profound transformations of self, communities and quality of life. They have sought to be immersed within creative families by cohabiting in galleries and museums, twirling on the dance floors of clubs and chanting at queer retreats with the Radical Faeries. Hornbuckle considers the blossoming of spiritual and substantial truths to be revealed through collaborative and communal practices.
Dove Drury Hornbuckle is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice derives from the belief that art making is inseparable from the socialized and psychological perspectives of the Body. They received their MFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018, they were a 2018 fellow at the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency where they currently work as the ceramics studio manager. They have exhibited their artwork nationally and internationally over the past decade, with an upcoming two person show at Roots & Culture in Chicago, IL with artist Dæ Ja; their bespoke line of ceramic jewelry has been featured in American Vogue and Spanish Architectural Digest, amongst others. Drury Hornbuckle is currently located in Chicago, IL.
Studio and Public Artist, Gabriel Villa was born and raised in the El Paso, Texas/ Ciudad Juarez border region and currently resides in Chicago, IL. Villa received his MFA from the University of Delaware, a BFA from Corpus Christi State University-Texas A& M. Villa attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Me. and The New York Academy of Art, New York City, NY. Villa served from 2005-2011 as Director of Yollocalli Arts Reach, a youth initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art and also served as Co-Curator for the Chicago Kraft Foods Gallery from 2006-2011 at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Villa is a recipient of the Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies at Columbus State University (Columbus, Ga. Fall Semester 2017). Villa is a current recipient of the 2018-19, Jack Goldwasser Artist in Residence at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.
My extensive studio and public art practice seek to seamlessly translate the language of Mexican traditions and the personal into charged intimate narratives through printmaking, drawing, and painting intended for the gallery setting. These various modes of making, from the street to the gallery and back again, are synonymous in my work and speak to my core convictions in my art practice. My goal is to link seemingly disparate vantage points both culturally and site specifically, encouraging the viewer to straddle boundaries imposed by both art institutions and everyday experiences.