Zona Abierta: Drawing on Anger
Date(s) - 04/24/2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center.
For over a decade artist Eric J. Garcia has inked visuals with the sharpest of political critiques made through a Chicano lens. Known for blending history and culture with contemporary politics, Garcia creates art that reaches beyond aesthetics. Join us as we celebrate Drawing on Anger: Portraits of U.S. Hypocrisy, a collection of García’s most unabashed political cartoons about U.S. history and politics from 2004 to the present.
Garcia reconstructs pivotal moments in history—such as U.S. complicity in the disappearance of the forty-three Ayotzinapa Mexican students, genocide and torture in Iraq, and femicide along the U.S. Mexico border. His work reflects on the larger themes of anti-immigration laws, global imperialism, veterans affairs, and the conquest of the Americas.
Eric J. Garcia is known for mixing history and culture with contemporary themes. He always tries to create art that is much more than just aesthetics. Garcia has exhibited nationally, including institutions like the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. He received his BFA with a minor in Chicano studies from the University of New Mexico, and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where: LCC – Lecture Center B2
FREE refreshments and admission
For more info, please call 312-996-3095.
All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning and ASL Interpretation services can be available by contacting the number above 5 business days before program.