Enrique Chagoya "Adventures and Misadventures, Prints and Multiples 2002-2008"

George Adams Gallery

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George Adams Gallery presents a survey exhibition of prints and multiples by Enrique Chagoya. The show, which will take up both the main and drawing galleries, will feature approximately 15 works published by different presses, including ULAE, Sharks Ink, Segura, Magnolia Press, Hui Press and Trillium. The exhibition travels to the University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery for March with other venues pending.

Chagoya has been actively making prints for over 25 years, and his work in the medium has become increasingly experimental in terms of scale, mixed technique and even dimension, which is the focus of the current survey. The exhibition begins in 2002 with Chagoya’s “Enlightened Savage,” a set of 10 “soup cans” published by Trillium Press. Mimicking Campbell’s labels, Chagoya’s offerings include “Critic’s Tongue,” “Cream of Dealer,” and “Museum Director’s Tripe.”

The most recent – and most ambitious - works in the show are two examples of his latest codex, published by Magnolia Press in December. Titled “New Illegal Alien’s Guide to Critical Theory,” each work combines lithography and monoprint on 8 foot long sheets of amate paper. Two superimposed layers of images printed on plexi sheets giving the work a rich and startling sculptural dimension. The exhibition also features two “Codex” prints published by Shark’s Ink. in 2004 and 2005, “The Ghost of Liberty,” and “Double Trouble (Anthropology of the Clone),” both commentaries on the Iraq war, as well as “Thinking of Ensor and My Cat Diego” published in 2007 by ULAE.

[Image: Enrique Chagoya "Atlas and the Arugulas" (2008) Pigment print with watercolor on amate paper, 23 ½ x 35 in.]



from January 06, 2009 to February 21, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-01-09 from 18:00 to 20:00


Enrique Chagoya

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