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DR. LAKRA

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DR. LAKRA

100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
April 14th, 2010 - September 6th, 2010
Opening: April 14th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.icaboston.org/
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
crandall@icaboston.org
PHONE:  
617-478-3100
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm Thursday and Friday 10 am - 9 pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

DESCRIPTION

Discover the playful and provocative works of this artist and accomplished tattooist

Jerónimo López Ramírez, also known as Dr. Lakra, is an renowned tattoo artist who lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. Under his pseudonym, loosely translating as “Dr. Delinquent,” he draws over vintage printed materials and found objects rather than skin, manipulating images of pin-up girls, 1940s Mexican businessmen, luchadores, and Japanese sumo wrestlers.

Referencing diverse body art traditions from Chicano, Maori, Thai, and Philippine cultures, Dr. Lakra layers spiders, skulls, crosses, serpents, and devils over these existing images. Playful, naughty, and often intentionally vulgar, his work challenges social norms by blurring cultural identities.

Dr. Lakra, the artist’s first solo exhibition in the U.S., will present works from a variety of series and a newly-commissioned mural.