Artist Enrique Chagoya to Speak at Palm Springs Art Museum

November, 12 2008. 5:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Theater.

Artist Enrique Chagoya will present a lecture on his specialized print making process at the Palm Springs Art Museum this Friday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the museum’s Annenberg Theater. Tickets for this event are $5 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers and
FREE for members of the museum’s Contemporary Art Council are available at the Annenberg Theater Box Office at 760.325.4490.

Chagoya will conduct the lecture with printmaker Bud Shark, and will discuss the collaborative process between the artist and Shark’s printmaking company Shark’s Ink. Based in Colorado, Shark’s Ink has printed and published an extensive body of prints while collaborating with many distinguished American artists, including Chagoya. This presentation will highlight Shark’s collaboration with Enrique Chagoya whose exhibition is currently on view at the museum.

Contemporary icons such as Mickey Mouse and Wonder Woman intermingle with historical figures and ancient Aztec gods in fantastic compositions in Enrique Chagoya: Borderlandia, a 25-year survey of the Mexican-born, American artist. The exhibition runs through December 28, 2008.

A borderless world of cultural hybrids and collisions inhabits Enrique Chagoya’s work, in which he combines a diverse selection of visual material spanning hundreds of years and separated by thousands of miles. Chagoya taps his personal history and interests-Mexico’s complex past, international politics, various religions, art history, and popular culture. More than 70 lively paintings, mixed media codices (accordion-folded books), large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings, and numerous prints are included in this expansive survey exhibition. This lecture is sponsored by the museum’s Contemporary Art Council.