Enrique Chagoya “The Surplus + Plus: An Illegal Alien’s Guide to Economic Theory”

George Adams Gallery

poster for Enrique Chagoya “The Surplus + Plus: An Illegal Alien’s Guide to Economic Theory”

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This new body of work tackles cross-cultural issues that arise from the current economic crisis, while displaying Chagoya’s flare for humor and satire. A new codex titled, “An Illegal Alien’s Guide to the Concept of Relative and Absolute Surplus Value” and five large-scale paintings and works in charcoal, all from 2009, will be on view. Two of the paintings are art historical interpretations: one of Ensor’s 1890 painting, “The Assassination,” and the other, titled “Auction House Blues,” is a view of the garden at Giverny after Monet.

New prints and multiples will be shown in the Drawing Gallery, including "2012: Super-Bato Saves the World," a working slot machine - complete with Chagoya's own minted coins - that the artist built this year with Electric Works in San Francisco.

Enrique Chagoya was born in Mexico City in 1953. He studied economics at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City before relocating to the United States where he received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from the University of California at Berkeley. He currently resides in San Francisco and is Associate Professor of Art and Art History at Stanford University where he recently taught a seminar on economic theory.

[Image: Enrique Chagoya "Illegal Alien's Guide to the Theory of Surplus Value" (2009) acrylic and water based oil on canvas, 80 x 120 in.]



from November 06, 2009 to December 30, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-11-12 from 18:00 to 20:00


Enrique Chagoya

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