Chicago Humanities Festival and Mana Contemporary Chicago Present: Ramiro Gomez: Cut-Outs at Mana Contemporary

October 24 – November 8, 2015


 

Chicago Humanities Festival and Mana Contemporary Chicago Present: Ramiro Gomez: Cut-Outs at Mana Contemporary

 
Born in California’s Inland Empire to immigrant parents, Los Angeles–based artist Ramiro Gomez saw firsthand the struggles of new Americans, an experience that has shaped his work. Taking David Hockney’s iconic 1960s Southern California scenes as both starting point and object of critique, Gomez’s paintings and sculptural cutouts make visible the people whose largely overlooked labor supports such upper-class idylls – the gardeners, maids, maintenance workers, and pool boys.

The work on view was created during his October 2014 residency at the University of Michigan, Institute for the Humanities.

Image courtesy of University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities