Mexican-American artist Francisco Moreno will hold his Las Noticias pop-up exhibit from July 20th through September 7th at Westbury, New York’s Curbs & Stoops & Rhythmology. Through paintings, murals, and installations Moreno explores notions of American identity and iconography.
“I want to examine the images, reality, or sheer absurdity of what America considers news,” Moreno says. “A headline attempts to captures how we function in society now.”
He uses a graphic language of black and white camouflage as a metaphor for assimilation into foreign environments and foreign conditions. Throughout his work, Moreno considers the process of assimilation for immigrants as they contemplate immersion into American culture.
In one room, the “icon paintings” incessantly question, “What determines our Americaness?” Moreno depicts the Dallas cowboy flags and super heroes that he often found proudly plastered across his friends’ “extra rooms” in Texas.
In the main exhibition room, visitors will see the artist taking queues from anecdotes of his father reading the sports section of the newspaper in order to be able to participate in conversations at work. Interested in more than association, Moreno takes to the same medium to dissect American values.
Press Preview: July 13 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artist Lecture: July 19 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: July 20, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: Friday, July 20 – September 7
361 Union Ave
Westbury, NY 11590
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