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Ramiro Gomez   


EXPO CHICAGO 2014
September 18 - September 21, 2014

Charlie James Gallery is delighted to present a solo booth by Ramiro Gomez for our second year exhibiting at EXPO CHICAGO. EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, takes place each September at historic Navy Pier. Now in its third season, EXPO CHICAGO features over 140 of the leading galleries from around the world. Drawing upon the city’s rich history as a destination for arts and culture, EXPO CHICAGO bridges a critical gap for Chicago’s contemporary art community by engaging with regional, national, and international institutions and collectors.

Gomez’s acrylic on canvas paintings use David Hockney’s iconic 60s Southern California scenes as a jumping off point, interrupting the original compositions with the introduction of Latino domestic workers into the works. In the Magazine paintings, Gomez tears out advertisements from upscale design magazines like Luxe, Dwell, and Architectural Digest, and paints domestic workers into the scenes in ways that leverage the subjects and compositions of the ads. Gardeners at work appear in ads with opulent exteriors; bedroom furniture ads are modified to present nannies and children, many such interventions are explored.

Ramiro Gomez has had solo exhibitions at Charlie James Gallery and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, and was an artist-in-residence at the CSUF Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA. He has contributed work to the group show “Distant Parallels” at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach and “(in)Visible and (dis)Embodied” at the District of Columbia Arts Center. In 2013, Gomez exhibited at the AFL-CIO National Convention, where he was also a Guest Lecturer. He also gave lectures at Stanford University, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara from 2012-13. The City of West Hollywood, CA awarded Gomez with a residency in 2013, where he installed a mural in West Hollywood Park – a project titled The Caretakers, which remains on view. His work has been covered by CNN, NPR, and the Los Angeles Times. He was recently named one of LA Weekly’s People to Watch for 2014.

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Ramiro Gomez, Portrait of a Pool Cleaner (after David Hockney's Portrait of Nick Wilder, 1966), Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches, 2014

Ramiro Gomez   


EXPO CHICAGO 2014
September 18 - September 21, 2014

Ramiro Gomez, Portrait of a Pool Cleaner (after David Hockney's Portrait of Nick Wilder, 1966), Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches, 2014