Frida Kahlo is in New York again. Thanks to artist Felipe Galindo/Feggo. If you have the chance, visit Frida, Yareah friends… She is eternal!
Exhibition Title: “Frida’s New York” by Felipe Galindo/Feggo.
Opening Reception: Sunday, December 8th, 2-5pm (this date also marks Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s 73rd wedding anniversary and Diego’s 127th birthday.)
Exhibition on view through January 5, 2014.
Venue: Word Up Community Bookshop and Arts Space.
Location: 2113 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10032 (@ 165th St. Train A,C,1 to 168th St.)
Gallery hours: Tue – Fri: 3-9pm; Sat: 12-9pm; Sun: 12-6pm
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Event description: “Frida’s New York” features sequential artworks from Felipe Galindo/Feggo’s project in progress, including drawings, storyboards and cartoons for the animation short of the same title, to be completed in 2014.
These humorous works were inspired by Frida Kahlo’s visits to New York in the 1930’s and 1940’s, by the popular aesthetics of the period, and by the intertwining of Mexican culture in contemporary New York. Using drawing, watercolor and digital collage, the artist creates imaginary narratives about Kahlo’s life and the impact that New York City made on her art and life.
About the artist:
Felipe Galindo (Feggo) creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animation, fine art and public art. His drawings have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, theInternational Herald Tribune, Newsday, the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Nickelodeon, Mad Magazine, and others worldwide.
Currently, his artwork “Magic Realism in Kingsbridge” is featured in the MTA’s Poetry in Motion posters in subway cars throughout the New York City.
Galindo has held numerous individual exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and he is the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan, which includes works on paper, animations, and the book Manhatitlan, Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined (Pinto Books, 2010.) He is also the author of No Man Is a Desert Island – Cartoons by Felipe Galindo-Feggo (Pinto Books, 2012.)
Artist’s Website: www.felipegalindo.com.