Word Up is pleased to present Frida’s New York: A Sequential Art Exhibition by cartoonist and animator Felipe Galindo/Feggo, from December 8, 2013 through January 5, 2014. An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, December 8, 2–5pm.
The exhibition features sequential artworks from a project in progress, Frida’s New York, including drawings, storyboards and cartoons for the animation short of the same title, to be completed in 2014.
Felipe found inspiration for his project in the several visits Mexican artist Frida Kahlo made to New York in the 1930’s and 1940’s, the popular aesthetics of the era, and the amalgamation of Mexican culture in contemporary New York.
These humorous works depict imaginary scenes of the artist’s life and art and whimsical narratives about the impact that New York City made on Frida’s art and life. This project focuses on Frida Kahlo’s surreal vision and the vibrancy of New York City.
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, the International 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. 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,) and the author of No Man Is a Desert Island – Cartoons by Felipe Galindo-Feggo (Pinto Books, 2012.)
For more information, please visit felipegalindo.com.