Grimaldi Baéz: A CEMI WASTE OF MACHO TIME
A CEMI WASTE OF MACHO TIME: something for us to believe in
An exhibition by Grimaldi Baéz curated by NAPOLEON member José A. Ortiz Pagán “O.T.S.”
The bell sounds. Did the fight just start or end? This is the question the artist Grimaldi Baéz tries to answer with his recent body of work. Why do we collectively glorify and demonize the so-called “heroes” of today? Juxtaposing elements from religion and sports, Baéz invites us to play the role of referee as we surround a mythical boxing ring.
Opening First Friday, March 1st
6pm – 10pm
319 N 11th Street, 2L
Exhibition Dates: 3.1.13 – 3.21.13
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 2pm – 6pm or by appointment
In an essay about Grimaldi Baez, artists and writers Janette Chien and Wayne Kleppe write:
…Baez sources both Dürer and Rembrandt’s works depicting the resurrection of Christ. He inserts “Macho” Camacho into these iconic scenes, rendering a satirical portrait of the boxing legend in the ring; a portrait that holds strong religious allusions that run deep throughout Latino culture.