Enrique Chagoya on Goya’s Los proverbios

Gallery Talk

An artist deeply influenced by Francisco Goya, Enrique Chagoya looks at two gripping etchings by the Spanish master from the series Los proverbios on view in Berkeley Eye. Chagoya will discuss the prints both in terms of technique and their powerful social and political content.

Professor of art and art history at Stanford University, Chagoya draws from his experiences living on both sides of the US-Mexico border as well as in Europe. His art juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols to address the ongoing cultural clash between the US, Latin America, and the world at large, as well as issues of colonialism and oppression that riddle American foreign policy.