Emoji's, Lies, Instagram Muses, and Headline News

by Pedro Vélez

September 11 – October 13
Latino Arts Gallery

Pedro Velez's exhibition Emoji's, Lies, Instagram Muses, and Headline News consists of a series of abstract paintings along with paintings combined with photography dealing with journalism, social media, and the period of sadness, grief, and anxiety brought by the events of the 2016 election cycle. With this exhibit the artist will present political art can be subtle, personal, and disruptive without being literal, or narrative.

Vélez's work adopts a multi-disciplinary approach, incorporating painting, large-scale wall collages, web-based works, and sculpture. Much of his recent work merges his interest in journalism into “visual essays” that comment on a variety of issues, including journalism, politics, and race. His work as an artist and writer has been discussed in the New York Times, Artforum, The Chicago Tribune, Frieze, and The Miami Herald among many other publications. For 10 years Vélez maintained a regular column about the art scenes in San Juan and Chicago for Artnet Magazine and his writing has been published in Newcity, New Art Examiner, and Arte al Día. He was also the controversial editor of the blog El Box Score in San Juan.

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Join Managing Artistic Director, Jacobo Lovo, for Café con Arte on Wednesday, October 4 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. for a gallery tour and discussion about the exhibit! RSVP here.

Exhibitions in the Latino Arts Gallery are open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for a donation of $1.

 


 

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