Felipe Galindo. Exhibit on view: May 7 – June 7, 2015. Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7th, 6-8pm. Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
New York, 2015.- The Mark Miller Gallery is pleased to present “Frida Kahlo’s New York” an exhibition by award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Felipe Galindo/Feggo, from May 7 through June 7, 2015. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, May 7th, 6-8pm.
The exhibition features works on paper and sequential artworks from Felipe Galindo/Feggo’s project “Frida Kahlo’s New York,” as well as preparatory drawings and storyboards for the animation in progress of the same title.
“Frida Kahlo’s New York” is inspired by Kahlo’s five visits to New York City in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and presents whimsical narratives featuring Kahlo in New York City, and scenes that imagine the impact that the Big Apple might have had on Frida’s art and life.
This project celebrates Frida Kahlo’s artistic vision, her passionate and complex life and the vitality of the City of New York in past and the present times.
“Frida Kahlo’s New York” presents a unique, humorous take on Frida Khalo and salutes the much anticipated exhibition “Frida Kahlo, Art, Garden Life” opening in mid May at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.
About the artist: Felipe Galindo (Feggo) creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animations, fine art and public art. His drawings have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Nickelodeon, Mad Magazine, Narrative, Barron’s, INXart and others worldwide.
Currently, his artwork is featured in the MTA’s Poetry in Motion posters in subway cars throughout the New York City. His public art project “Magic Realism in Kingsbridge” features his signature humorous works fabricated in glass and installed on the 231st Station of the #1 subway line.
Galindo has held numerous individual exhibitions in the United States and abroad. His animations have been featured in TV programs such as MTV’s Liquid TV, Reel Thirteen and Sí-TV as well in numerous film festivals and cultural institutions worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.
He has received grants from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Puffin Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, the New York Council for the Arts, and the US/Mexico Fund for Culture of the Rockefeller Foundation. Additional awards include: Porto Cartoon Festival, Portugal; Turkey’s Ministry of Tourism Award; United Nations Correspondents Association Award; Greek Ministry of Culture Award, and the San Antonio Cine Festival Award among others.
He is the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan
For more information about the artist please visit www.felipegalindo.com
Exhibit on view: May 7 – June 7, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7th, 6-8pm
Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002. (212) 253-9479 www.
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 12-6 pm and by appointment.
Free and open to the public.