Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Manny Vega

www.artbymannyvega.com

Mae Menininha (1999) 

Ink on lampka paper; Dimensions variable

 

Loremil Machado (2003)  

Ink on lampka paper; 35’’ x 83’’

 

Self portrait (2009)  

Ink on lapka paper; 36’’ x 47’’

 

Chano pozo (2004) 

Ink on lapka paper; 39’’ x 60”

 

Guaguanco (2005)  

Ink on lapka paper; 39’’ x 60’’

 

Mae Pulqueria (1999)  

Ink on lampka paper; 47’’ x 76’’

 

Oshe Meji (2009)   

Ink on lampka paper; 47’’ x 76’’

 

Mae do Encanto (2010)

Mosaic; 42’’ x 47’’

 

Manny Vega's murals and mosaics have been a vibrant and highly visible part of the East Harlem community for many years. His installation, “A Romance with Drawing,” is composed of seven intricate ink drawings produced over the past ten years. The series represents the artist’s personal search for his own unique identity, as a fiercely independent New York-born artist of Puerto Rican and African descent. 

Each character reflected in the drawings has a story that relates to the artist´s experiences growing up and living in New York City. Characters included here range from the famous Latin jazz musician, Chano Pozo, to the capoerista Loremil Machado, to a very young Manny Vega on a NY winter morning. Vega's presence as an iconic artist in the area has served to create a visual documentary of the changing neighborhoods of Harlem.

Courtesy of the Artist.

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