FELIPE GALINDO's 'George Washington Returns to Gotham' at The Interchurch Center
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Felipe Galindo presents “George Washington Returns to Gotham” an exhibition of humorous artworks featuring an imaginary visit from America’s First President to present-day New York. Influenced by historical imagery, the artist interweaves the past and the present in a series of whimsical images, creating a unique world in which Washington interacts with locals, explores the different neighborhoods, learns about modern customs and enjoys the vibrancy of our contemporary metropolis. Felipe Galindo (Feggo) is a fine artist, illustrator, cartoonist and independent animator. His drawings have appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, Mad Magazine and others worldwide. Currently, his artwork “Magic Realism in Kingsbridge” is featured in the MTA’s Poetry in Motion posters in subway cars throughout the New York City. Galindo has held numerous individual exhibitions in the United States and abroad and his animations have been featured in numerous film festivals and cultural institutions including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. He has received grants from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Puffin Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, the New York Council for the Arts, and the US/Mexico Fund for Culture of the Rockefeller Foundation. Additional awards include: Porto Cartoon Festival, Portugal; United Nations Correspondents Association Award; Greek Ministry of Culture; San Antonio Cine Festival and Omiya Festival, Japan. He is the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan, which includes works on paper, animations, and the book Manhatitlan, Mexican and American Cultures Intertwined (Pinto Books, 2010,) and the author of No Man Is a Desert Island - Cartoons by Felipe Galindo-Feggo (Pinto Books, 2012.) For more information about the artist please visit www.felipegalindo.com