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Felix R. Cid “Sword of Damocies” at Garis & Hahn this Saturday

Felix R. Cid examines fake news” and presents his visual response with the opening of Sword of Damocies at Garis & Hahn this Saturday.  The timing is ripe on the one year anniversary of the U.S. election.  The show includes six large-scale photomontages and one sculpture.

Cid’s photomontages are built with hundreds of photographs of political actions taken during his travels over the past year, including the Women’s March on Washington D.C., immigration protests in New York City and rallies around the Paris election.  The images are then rendered to create composite images that read as geometric abstractions.  What we see is not necessarily what we think it is.

A large-scale sculpture made of concrete Greco-Roman style sculptures piled together will also be on view. The piece references recent debates around the destruction of public monuments and also fits within a larger narrative around the West as a decaying or expired civilization.

For this series, Felix R. Cid draws upon his personal experience as a Spanish immigrant to the United States; while he is a white European male, in the U.S. he is often mistaken for a Latin American immigrant and treated as such.

Felix R. Cid “Trump Taxes”, photo courtesy of Garis & Hahn

Felix R. Cid The Swords of Damocies

Opening reception: November 4th, 6-8pm

On view thru December 16th

Garis & Hahn

1820 Industrial St Los Angeles, CA 90021

 

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