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Grotesque Histories

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Barceloneta Bunnies, 2007 © Courtesy of the artist.
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Illegal Alien's Guide to Critical Theory, 2007 Color Lithograph
Grotesque Histories

647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
July 2nd, 2008 - August 8th, 2008
Opening: July 2nd, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.BRICartsmedia.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
brooklyn
PHONE:  
718-863-5600
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 10-6
TAGS:  
religion, society, politics, Culture, History, grotesque
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION

Grotesque Histories presents the work of three artists - Enrique Chagoya, Aaron Johnson, and Miguel Luciano - who deploy iconographies based in history, both ancient and recent, to address the current world condition. Each artist projects a distinct visual style, but all draw upon grotesque visual forms to express pointed, often passionate statements about recent history and political memory. Relying on recognizable allusions to activate the collective consciousness of their audiences, these artists reconstruct identifiable signs of popular culture and mass media to draw attention to the absurdities of history, politics, religion, and society.


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Special summer hours: 12 to 6 pm Monday to Thursday, and 10 am to 2 pm on Friday. The Gallery will be closed on July 4.