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'Enrique Chagoya: Detention at the Border of Language' on view at Coulter Art Gallery

Exhibition features paintings, drawings, prints and multiples by Stanford professor

A survey of paintings, drawings, prints, and multiples by artist and Stanford University professor Enrique Chagoya are on view at the Coulter Art Gallery, 55 Roth Way, Stanford.

Chagoya's work playfully explores identity, ethnicity, colonialism, immigration and other complex topics.

"So just as our different genes originally from different parts of the world inhabit our bodies peacefully without an internal civil war, I wonder if we as humans someday can do the same–live in peace with each other, celebrating our differences rather than being afraid of each other," he wrote in a press statement.

The exhibition runs through Dec. 6 and is open Tuesday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 7, 2019 at 8:11 pm

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The image above was printed at sharks ink studio in Lyons Colorado near Boulder where Enrique’s most infamous work was created.
A woman drove several hours to Lyons Colorado and attacked Enrique’s work with an ax. Maybe we should let him work through his trauma by lending him the Stanford Axe and symbolically bless all the works in this show.
I also think it’s ironic to contrast the stereotype portrait of Ike the sandwich guy with this thingy; Better, there should be a sandwich named for Enrique Chagoya.


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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 7, 2019 at 8:13 pm

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Actually correct me if I’m wrong but the work pictured above seems to be a collaboration with his wife Kara Maria.


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