May 3 – June 23, 2018
In this exhibit, “Frida y los Machos,” David Amoroso shares portraits of two of his favorite subject matters – his friends and Mexican artist Frida Khalo. The portraits of his friends, primarily laborers, depict the subjects in an iconic light. They are based on studio photos Amoroso has taken, and the subjects are surrounded and enveloped by retro wallpaper patterns. The designs cover the subjects’ bodies as tattoos might. The portraits of Frida are based on well-known images of the artist. Although the selection of photos to work from are finite, Amoroso re-purposes the classic images to create something new and fresh.