Apr 5th 2019

Marcel Alcalá: Sissy No Fool


1635 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Friday, April 5th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Sunday, May 26th

MICKEY is pleased to present ‘Sissy No Fool’, a solo presentation of new work by Marcel Alcalá. The exhibition will be on display from April 5th 2019 to May 26th 2019, with an opening reception hosted by the artist April 5th from 6-9PM.

Sissy No Fool

Hairy girl, long brown hair
Down below a package.
Gifted by mother,Non-Binary
Butch hand, manicured nails.
Yet misunderstood by basic folks.

Folks burning bridges to get a car started
Folks obsessed with common commodity
Folks believing that this land belongs to them

Sissy sisters don’t talk to them
Cuz sissy sisters ain’t no fools.

Those regulars treat the girls like dirt
And those regulars don’t understand that this dirt is magic.
We all come from this dirt, and later become it.

Sissy girls ain’t no fools.
Inside sissys got them spirits of ancient love.
Pure hearted lled with bliss
BUT don’t get the girls mad.
ey’ve been treated like sin for centuries, speaking them sissy words.
Watch out bias folks.
Mr. Regular
Cuz sissy no fool.


Marcel Alcalá (b. 1990 in Santa Ana, CA) is a queer chicanx artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Their work has been featured at the Hammer Museum, MCA Chicago, Swiss Institute, Ekebergparken, Rogoland Kunstsenter, Blum and Poe, Queer Biennial, Tom of Finland Foundation, Consulate General of Mexico, Los Angeles LGBTQ Center.

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