An American who grew up in Puerto Rico, Patrick McGrath Muñiz was greatly influenced by Roman Catholic iconography as well as Spanish colonial art found throughout Latin America. Muñiz’s paintings, which are in the form of traditional retablo altarpieces, combine recognizable religious imagery with secular pop culture icons. Through familiar archetypes, Muñiz creates satirical narratives that comment on a variety of relevant social issues, including consumerism, social class polarization, deterioration of the environment, debt and economic slavery. The exhibition showcases Muñiz’s latest project of 20 devotional oil paintings on canvas and panels.
Friday, Sept 13, 2013 (7-10pm)
FREE and Open to the Public
• Musical Entertainment by Riverproof Band
• Artists in Attendance
• Cash Bar