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"Enrique Chagoya / Utopian Cannibal: Adventures in Reverse Anthropology"
2001-01-19 until 2001-03-10
Forum for Contemporary Art
St. Louis, MO,
Enrique Chagoya inserts modern super heroes within the contexts of
historic events such as the colonization of the Americas. Like Goya,
Daumier and Posada before him, the Mexican born Chagoya gives full reign
to his biting sense of humor, attacking historical stereotypes (like
Aztecs tearing out hearts) with cultural symbols and icons (like
Spiderman, Wonder Woman or the ubiquitous Mano Poderosa.) This major
exhibition, installed on both floors of the FCA, includes over 30 works
created between 1995 and 2001. Organized by the FCA and curated by Mel
Watkin, the exhibition focuses on multi-layered paintings,
works-on-paper and prints in which Chagoya digs back into the Western
cannon and exhumes historically connected and potentially embarrassing
Enrique Chagoya will return in February to present an Artist in the
Gallery lecture on Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m. and to be
artist-in-residence. He will lead critiques and workshops with
students from Washington University School of Art and with the FCA‚s
program for high school students New Art in the Neighborhood in
partnership with students from Taproots School for the Arts.
The exhibition continues through March 10, 2001. FCA exhibition hours
are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.