Past Exhibition "Enrique Chagoya"
Enrique Chagoya: Escape From Fantasylandia
August 27 - September 20, 2013
Artist Talk & Reception September 13, 2013
The Reynolds Gallery is proud to present Escape From Fantasylandia, featuring the prints of Enrique Chagoya from August 27 - September 20. Mr. Chagoya will deliver a public lecture at 6:00 p.m., September 13 in the Biology Building, room 101, followed by a reception in the gallery, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Drawing from his experiences living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in the late 1970s, and also in Europe in the late 1990s, Enrique Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols in order to address the ongoing cultural clash between the United States, Latin America, and the world. He uses familiar pop icons to create deceptively friendly points of entry for discussion of complex issues. Through these seemingly harmless characters, Chagoya examines the recurring subject of colonialism and oppression that continues to riddle contemporary American foreign policy.
Enrique Chagoya was born in 1953 in Mexico City and currently lives in San Francisco. He is a full Professor at Stanford University's department of Art and Art History and his work can be found in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco among others. He has been recipient of numerous awards such as two NEA artists fellowships, one more from the National Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, residencies at Giverny and Cite Internationale des Arts in France, and a Tiffany fellowship to mention a few.