Ro2 is proud to present Tequila Sci Fi, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Angel Cabrales. The show will run from December 3, 2019, through January 13, 2020, with an opening reception held on Thursday, December 5 from 6-8 PM at The Magnolia Theater Second Floor Bar at West Village, 3699 McKinney Avenue, Suite 100, Dallas TX 75204.
Artist Angel Cabrales combines science fiction iconography with contemporary immigration issues, drawing from inhumane and unjust actions committed at the border by the US Government. In Tequila Sci-Fi, Cabrales alters the narrative of classical Mexpolitation movies, where Mexican life was typically portrayed alongside crime, drugs, and sex, to a focus on the dehumanization of migrants.
Artist Statement: Taking elements from Mexploitation movies and Science Fiction Dystopias, ChupaCabrales presents Tequila Sci Fi. Blending the images of classic science fiction with current immigration issues, Cabrales draws narratives on the inhumane and unjust actions on the border from our current administration.
While classic Mexploitation movies were known for portrayals of Mexican life which usually dealt with crime, drug trafficking, money and sex, Angel moves to change the narrative focusing on the dehumanization of migrants as the main emphasis and couples it into the science fiction genre. Sci Fi has served as a useful tool to engage views in discussions of sensitive topics while avoiding controversy. It has hidden its social commentary as warnings of unwanted futures or worlds through dystopic storylines. Cabrales does not want to hide the subject matter, but rather draw out those who would rather avoid the subject and bring them into the conversation.
Tequila Sci Fi will be on view from December 3 through January 13, 2020. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, December 5 from 6-8 PM at Ro2 Art’s space within the Second Floor Bar at The Magnolia Theaters at West Village, 3699 McKinney Avenue, Suite 100, Dallas TX 75204. For more information, visit www.Ro2art.com, or call Jordan Roth at (214) 803-9575.