Thursday, November 14, 2013

Boca Raton Museum of Art - Dulce Pinzón: The Real Story of the Superheroes - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Maria Luisa Romero from the state of Puebla works in a 
laundromat in Brooklyn. She sends home $150 a week.

Dulce Pinzón: The Real Story of the Superheroes
Boca Raton Museum of Art
October 8, 2013 - December 29, 2013

What is a hero? What is a superhero? In a series of oversized photographs, Dulce Pinzón seeks to shine a light on the quiet heroes who make sacrifices for the good of others. For the artist, the countless Mexican and Latino immigrant workers in New York City, who every week send a portion of their modest income back to family members in Mexico, seemed like the perfect example of the unnoticed hero.

In her words: "The principle objective of this series is to pay homage to these brave and determined men and women that somehow manage, without the help of any supernatural power, to withstand extreme conditions of labor in order to help their families and communities survive and prosper."

 NOE REYES from the State of Puebla works as a delivery boy in 
Brooklyn New York. He sends 500 dollars a week

For the exhibition, Pinzón selected 20 workers, dressed them in costumes of popular American and Mexican superheroes that corresponded to their employment, and photographed them going about their usual work day. She identifies each by name along with their hometown, the number of years they have been working in New York City, and the amount of money they send back to their families each week.

Boca Raton Museum of Art Website found here
Dulce Pinzón website found here

I really enjoyed this show and the idea behind the artists work.  We all know superheros they just don't wear a cape everyday. For me its my wife.  She is the bravest, strongest and most dedicated person I know.  The images helped me see how superhero stories are just allegories meant to show us how we should behave.  We should all act with a sense of selflessness like our favorite superheros. GL

ELIZABETH and ENRIQUE ALONSO from the State of Puebla work as food servers
in New York. They send 400 dollars a week


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