Two Story Mural by Candida Alvarez To Be Unveiled at Fashion Outlets in January 2023

Next month THE COLLECTION: Where Art Meets Fashion, the multifaceted contemporary art program located within Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont, IL will unveil the program’s latest site-specific installation by celebrated Puerto Rican-American artist Candida Alvarez. The two-story abstract mural will be completed and on view to the public on Level Two of the shopping center starting January 2023. 

“Much like clothes in the closet that we love and pull out to wear from time to time, ‘zip me up’ is a return to, and remix of, an earlier painting of a dahlia flower that lived on a Chicago rooftop,” said Alvarez. “This commission by Fashion Outlets of Chicago was a wonderful opportunity to dive back into my own archive and remix this painting to give it a bold, evocative new life.”   


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December 16, 2022