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Reverse Image: Prints by Enrique Chagoya and Murry DePillars

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left: Enrique Chagoya, utopiancannibal.org (2000) [detail] and Murry DePillars, Untitled (Aunt Jemima Pancake and Waffle Mix) Murry DePillars (c.1969)
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March
16
12 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Tue March 16, 2021
12 PM

Location:

The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Audience:

Open to the public

Details:

Murry DePillars was a Chicago artist prominent in the city’s Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and the artist organization AfriCobra. Enrique Chagoya is a California-based artist raised in Mexico City who addresses in both artwork and activism the cultural and political clash between the U.S. and Latin America and U.S. foreign policy.

Though to different ends, both artists engage symbols from pop culture and advertisements, reversing, subverting, and ultimately transforming this imagery to address social and political issues.  Cait DiMartino, Block Museum Art History Fellow 2019-2020 and co-curator of the current exhibition For One and All: Prints from The Block Collection, will showcase two works by the artists from The Block collection, Untitled (Aunt Jemima Pancake and Waffle Mix) (c.1969)  and utopiancannibal.org (2000). By comparing these works, we may explore how these artists each use the medium of printmaking in a unique manner as a mechanism for social and political discourse.

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