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DOMESTIC SCENES: THE ART OF RAMIRO GOMEZ. Lawrence Weschler. Abrams, New York, 2016. 128 pp. with 184 ills. (178 col.). 31 x 26 cm. LC 2015-949560 ISBN 9781419720697 In English.
Publisher's description: Rising young LA artist Ramiro Gomez -- born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California, to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents -- bridges the divide between the wealthy and their usually invisible domestic help (the nannies, gardeners, housecleaners, and others who make their lifestyles possible). By inserting images of these workers into sly pastiches of iconic David Hockney paintings, subtly doctoring glossy magazine ads, and subversively slotting life-size painted cardboard cutouts into real-life situations, Gomez provides thought-provoking social commentary on class divisions. In a deceptively gentle and entertaining essay, Lawrence Weschler engages with Gomez and his work, teasing out threads of meaning and feeling. It's a fascinating journey for anyone troubled by questions of social equity, the chasms between cultures and classes, and the purposes and possibilities of art.
Artist(s):Gomez, Ramiro
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Painting — Other American Minority Artists
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 169902
Hardcover $35.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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