An Exhibit and Film by Artist Felipe Galindo/Feggo!
The Exhibition”Manhatitlan” Recent Works on Paper by Felipe Galindo, was ondisplay from September 3 through September 28, 2007. The opening reception was onSeptember 4, 2007from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The Berkeley Art Gallery is located atBerkeley College, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Berkeley College exhibited “Manhatitlan” and Recent Works on Paper by Felipe Galindo / Feggo at its New York City Midtown Campus Gallery. The exhibit of watercolor drawings by the Mexican-born artist merges the universal language of art and humor. Mr. Galindo’s “Manhatitlan”series celebrates the intertwining of the Mexican and American cultures. Drawing from his own experience as an immigrant, he reinterprets cultural symbols from his native Mexico and his new adopted city of Manhattan. Manhatitlan is a name he coined merging the words Manhattan and Tenochtitlan (Mexico City’s Aztec name).
Mr. Galindo has a B.F.A. in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and has resided in Manhattan since the 80s. His work regularly appears in publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Newsday, Mad, Nickelodeon, Reader’s Digest, Inxart.com, etc. In addition, the artist has held 15 individual exhibitions in the United States, Greece, and Mexico. Mr. Galindo is the recipient of several awards including Best Experimental, CineFestival, San Antonio, TX; President’s Award, Ajijic Film Festival, Mexico; Best Animation Cambridge Latino Film Festival, MA; and People’s Choice Award, Omiya Festival, Japan.
His work has been recognized in the form of grants by the Puffin Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Latino Public Broadcasting, a not-for-profit organization that addresses issues of cultural significance to the Latino community. The Manhatitlan Chronicles, a short animation by Mr. Galindo, about Mexican culture in New York, has been screened at more than 50 international film festivals as well as at the Guggenheim Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. An Artist’s Reception was held at Berkeley College Midtown Campus Gallery, September 4, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information on the artist and to view his work please visit http://www.feggo.com