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On View: American Monarchy
October 24, 2014 - November 9, 2014
a solo exhibition by Enrique Figueredo
Curated by Jodi Waynberg
Exhibition Dates: October 24 – November 9, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, October 24 from 5-7pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12-6pm
Location: 120 Essex Street (inside Essex Street Market)
Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is pleased to present American Monarchy, a solo exhibition by Enrique Figueredo. The exhibition expresses Figueredo’s surreal fantasy of becoming the first American monarch. Highlighting politics, religion and popular culture, sex, citizenship, mysticism, and iconography, Figueredo paints and carves images that are both recognizable and falsified, compelling the viewer to believe in these dream-like stills as scenes from the past, present and future. In combining material observations with questions of capitalistic responsibility, Figueredo challenges the dissonance between power and authority and the intentions of those who represent a society for either the greater good or the good of the chosen few.
For more information, visit the exhibition page here.