Enrique Chagoya at the Nevada Museum of Art

Enrique Chagoya
Illegal Alien's Guide to Somewhere Over the Rainbow, 2010
Color lithograph with chine colle
24 3/4 x 40 3/4 inches
Edition of 30
ECr 68

Enrique Chagoya currently has a solo exhibition 'Reimaging the New World' of his prints and codices at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV. Chagoya often appropriates the visual tropes of Western modernism in his works, just as the masters of Modern art cannibalized so-called primitive forms without properly contextualizing them. His codices, based on the pre-Columbian format, illustrate an imagined world in which the European conquest of the New World failed and the normative culture of the Americas is based in indigenous ideology.

In conjunction with the exhibition, an artist's talk is scheduled for Thursday, April 12 where Chagoya will discuss the exhibition.

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