© Monica Ruzansky, Hidden Kiss, De Noche series, 2006/2010.

© Chuy Benitez, Family Chrome Shop, Auto Chrome Plating Co, Harrisburg District, Houston, TX, 2007.

© Dulce Pinzón, Minerva Valencia, Superheroes series, 2004-2009.
Minerva Valencia from the State of Puebla works as a nanny in New York. She sends home 400 dollars a week.

EN FOCO | Exhibitions
Mexico + Afuera: Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Voices

Chuy Benitez
Monica Ruzansky
Dulce Pinzón

September 9 - October 21, 2010

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 16 from 6:00-8:00pm
Free and open to the public

Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Also on view:
Selections from En Foco's Permanent Collection

For a PDF of the Postcard Invitation, click HERE to download (1.2MB)

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm

"Mexico + Afuera: Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Voices, explores how life and culture are enmeshed in the work of photographers Chuy Benitez, Dulce Pinzón, and Monica Ruzansky. Each artist has a distinct approach: Pinzón, with her poignant portraits of Mexican immigrants in New York City who are heroically supporting families back home; Benitez, documenting decisive 'minutes' in his stitched, panoramic images of Mexican communities in Houston; and Ruzansky, capturing the rhythm of life after dark in Mexico City, illuminated only by car headlights. Whether addressing sociopolitical issues or inspired by memories of home, all three serve as conduits, connecting us to geographically disparate areas of North America with their work."
---Miriam Romais, Curator

Special thanks to the participating artists; to Canson Infinity for providing the beautiful paper to print Chuy and Dulce's work; to Light Work for printing Chuy and Dulce's work; to Sugarhill Works for printing Monica's work; and to Aperture for making this exhibition possible. This exhibition is part of the official events of Latin Media & Entertainment Week (Oct 4-10).


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