Enrique Chagoya
Atlas and the Arugulas, 2008
Pigment print with watercolor on amate paper
23 ½ x 35 inches; 31 ¾ x 43 ¾ inches framed
ECr 43

Enrique Chagoya
New Illegal Aliens Guide to Critical Theory, 2008
Pigment and acrylic on amate paper and 3 layers of plexi glass
13 ¼ x 92 1/8 inches
ECr 44

Enrique Chagoya
Thinking of Ensor and My Cat Diego, 2007
Intaglio with hand-coloring
17 5/16 x 19 11/16 inches; 19 ¾ x 21 ¾ inches framed
ECr 39

Enrique Chagoya
Boarder Patrol on Acid, 2007
Intaglio with hand-coloring
17 5/16 x 19 11/16 inches; 19 ¾ x 21 ¾ inches framed
ECr 40

Enrique Chagoya
Those Specks of Dust, 2006
Monotype
47 3/4 x 34 1/2 inches
ECr 34

Enrique Chagoya
Double Trouble (Anthropology of the Clone), 2005
Color lithograph and collage on amate paper
11 x 74 1/2 inches; ed. 30, 6 AP
ECr 26

Enrique Chagoya
Liberty Club on the Road, 2005
Aquatint etching, chine colle
22 x 23 inches
Published by HuiPress, Hawaii, ed. 10
ECr 42

Enrique Chagoya
The Ghost of Liberty, 2004
Color lithograph/chine colle, 11½ x 85 inches : Ed. 30
Published by Shark's Ink

Enrique Chagoya
Road Map, 2003
Color lithograph
22 x 30 inches; ed of 30, 6 A.P.
Published by Shark's Ink
ECr 22

Enrique Chagoya
The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals, 2003
Color lithograph and woodcut
7½ x 90 inches; ed. 3
Published by Shark's Ink
ECr 21

Enrique Chagoya
The Enlightened Savage, 2002
Digital print mounted to water filled enamel lined can (10 cans)
15 ¾ x 14 x 2 ¾ inches (approx); ed. 40
Published by Trillium Press
ECr 19

Enrique Chagoya
Return to Goyas Caprichos, 1999
Etching on Rives heavyweight paper
14 1/2 x 11 inches each; ed. 40
ECr 14

Enrique Chagoya
Installation View

Enrique Chagoya
Show Announcement Card

Enrique Chagoya
Show Announcement Card

Press Release

During January and February, George Adams Gallery is pleased to present a survey exhibition of prints and multiples by Enrique Chagoya.  The show, which will take up both the main and drawing galleries, will feature approximately 15 works published by different presses, including ULAE, Sharks Ink, Segura, Magnolia Press, Hui Press and Trillium.  The exhibition travels to the University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery for March with other venues pending.

Chagoya has been actively making prints for over 25 years, and his work in the medium has become increasingly experimental in terms of scale, mixed technique and even dimension, which is the focus of the current survey.  The exhibition begins in 2002 with Chagoya's "Enlightened Savage," a set of 10 soup cans published by Trillium Press. Mimicking Campbell's labels, Chagoya's offerings include "Critic's Tongue," "Cream of Dealer," and "Museum Director Tripe."

The most recent and most ambitious - works in the show are two examples of his latest codex, published by Magnolia Press in December.  Titled "New Illegal Alien's Guide to Critical Theory," each work combines lithography and monoprint on 8 foot long sheets of amate paper.  Two superimposed layers of images printed on plexi sheets giving the work a rich and startling sculptural dimension.  The exhibition also features two codex prints published by Shark's Ink. in 2004 and 2005, "The Ghost of Liberty," and "Double Trouble (Anthropology of the Clone)," both commentaries on the Iraq war, as well as "Thinking of Ensor and My Cat Diego" published in 2007 by ULAE.

Born in Mexico City in 1953, Chagoya received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from the University of California at Berkeley.  He currently resides in San Francisco and is Associate Professor of Art and Art History at Stanford University.  Chagoya's work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, LA County Museum, and the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., among others. A career survey exhibition organized by the Des Moines Art Center traveled to the Berkeley Art Museum and the Palm Springs Desert Museum in 2008.

Checklist

1.
Atlas and the Arugulas, 2008
Pigment print with watercolor on amate paper
23 1/2 x 35 inches, 31/3/4 x 43 3/4 inches framed
Published by Magnolia Press, ed. of 10
ECr43

2.
New Illegal Alien's Guide to Critical Theory, 2008
Pigment and acrylic on amate paper and 3 layers of plexi glass
13 1/4 x 92 1/8 inches
Published by Magnolia Press
ECr44

3.
Thinking of Ensor and My Cat Diego, 2007
Intaglio with hand-coloring
17 5/ 16 x 19 11/16 inches, 19 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches framed
Published by ULAE
ECR39

4.
Boarder Patrol on Acid, 2007
Intaglio with hand-coloring
17 5/16 x 19 11/16 inches, 19 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches framed
Published by ULAE
ECr40

5.
Those Specks of Dust, 2006
Monotype
47 3/4 x 34 1/2 inches
ECr34

6.
Double Trouble (Anthropology of the Clone), 2005
Color lithograph and collage on amate paper
11 x 74 1/2 inches
Published by Shark's Ink; ed. of 30, 6 AP
ECr26

7.
Liberty Club on the Road. 2005
Aquatint etching, chine colle
22 x 23 inches
Published by HuiPress, Hawaii, ed. of 10
ECr42

8.
The Ghost of Liberty, 2004
Color lithograph/chine colle
11 1/2 x 85 inches
Published by Shark's Ink, ed. of 30

9.
Road Map, 2003
Color lithograph
22 x 30 inches
Published by Shark's Ink, ed. of 30, 6 AP
ECr22

10.
The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals, 2003
color lithograph and woodcut
7 1/2 x 90 inches
Published by Shark's Ink, ed. of 3
ECr21

11.
The Enlightened Savage, 2002
Digital print mounted to water-filled enamel lined cans (10 cans)
15 3/4 x 14 x 2 3/4 inches (approx.)
Published by Trillium Press, ed. of 40
ECr19

12.
Return to Goya's Caprichos, 1999
Etching on Rives heavyweight paper
14 1/2 x 11 inches each, ed. of 40
ECr14