2020, 24in x 32in, Photographic Collage Printed on Acrylic, Edition 1 of 3
Baxter St’s 2020 artist in residence Antonio Pulgarín launches their first solo gallery show with Lost Throughout the Pages (Whispers of The Caballeros).
The exhibition aims to democratize the history of beefcake imagery by including the lens and experience of the artist’s queer Latinx identity. Featuring new images and collages drawn from two decades of queer archival imagery, each work incorporates textile patterns, colors, and printed source materials representative of Pulgarín’s Colombian culture and heritage to expand upon the historically white queer canon.
Antonio Pulgarín (b. 1989) is a Colombian-American lens-based artist who utilizes photography, photographic collage, and mixed media in his practice. Pulgarín mounted his first solo exhibition at Kingsborough Art Museum in the fall of 2019. Pulgarín’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Aperture Foundation, Longwood Art Gallery, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, BRIC, and Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland. His work has received honors from YoungArts, The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, EnFoco, The Magenta Foundation, Latin American Fotografia, American Photography, and PDN Photo Annual.
Baxter St’s gallery is located at 126 Baxter St, the exhibition will be on view through October 6, 2021. www.baxterst.org