The Mariago Collective presents /fell-LEE-pay/ opening reception
The Mariago Collective will present /fell-LEE-pay/, curated and created by Felipe Contreras. On February 6th, 2016, the New York Times published an article titled: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Made History. Didn't You Hear?
In this article, Roberto Suro writes that because both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz campaign as America First politicians on the campaign trail and do not play up racial/ethnic stereotypes and grievances; therefore, declaring they are not really Latino politicians because it is not race, heritage, or ethnicity that makes one Latino, but having the right grievances, and/or representing the right [arty.
Contreras will use this exhibition to delve into this question by examining contrasting views between perceived Latino stereotypes and his own life experiences through a series of self-portraits utilizing photography, painting, and collage.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through April 29.