DPAM presents a solo exhibition by Chicago-based artist Eric J. Garcia (b. New Mexico, 1977) as part of the first ever National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit. Garcia’s interdisciplinary practice utilizes political satire to critique social and political issues, confronting corrupt politicians, gentrification, violence, racism, and other social injustices.
Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle’s Toupee features a site-specific mural on the museum’s 2nd floor and the 2016 installation War Nest, presented with a new set of projected animations. Other works include a video trailer for a forthcoming video game, produced with the Plug In Studio (Steve Ciampaglia + Kerry Richardson), that follows the experience of a veteran returning home and re-acclimating to civilian life. The exhibition is accompanied by an artist-designed brochure featuring a selection of Garcia’s political cartoons and drawings.
Image: Eric J. Garcia, Installation view of War Nest in Operation Mom’s Couch at the National Veterans Art Museum, 2016.