Opening Sunday, May 5th, from 2PM - 3:30PM
On the occasion of his solo exhibition “Eric J Garcia: The Bald Eagle’s Toupee” at DePaul Art Museum, artist Eric J. Garcia will give a lecture on his interdisciplinary practice that utilizes political satire to critique social and political issues, confronting corrupt politicians, gentrification, violence, racism, and other social injustices. Following the lecture, Garcia will sign copies of his recently published book “Drawing on Anger: Portraits of U.S. Hypocrisy.” This is the concluding program of the National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit.
Born and raised in Albuquerque’s South Valley, Eric J. García earned his BFA from the University of New Mexico and received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Garcia has exhibited nationally at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Latin American Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. A versatile artist working in an assortment of media, from hand-printed posters to nationally published political cartoons, to large-scale public murals, all of his work has a common goal of educating and challenging.