April 25 – August 11, 2019
Installation view of War Nest in Operation Mom’s Couch at the National Veterans Art Museum, 2016. Courtesy of the Artist.
DePaul Art Museum presents a solo exhibition by Eric J. Garcia (b. New Mexico, 1977) as part of the first-ever National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit. Garcia’s interdisciplinary practice utilizes political satire to critique social and political issues, confronting corrupt politicians, gentrification, violence, racism, and other social injustices.
Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle’s Toupee features a site-specific mural on the museum's second floor and the 2016 installation War Nest, presented with a new set of projected animations. Other works include a video trailer for a forthcoming video game, produced with the Plug In Studio (Steve Ciampaglia +
Kerry Richardson), that follows the experience of a veteran returning home and re-acclimating to civilian life. The exhibition is accompanied by an artist-designed brochure featuring a selection of Garcia's political cartoons and drawings. Concurrent exhibitions are on view at the Chicago Cultural Center and National Veterans Art Museum through July 29, 2019.
Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle's Toupee is organized by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator, and Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator.
Click here for a research guide for this exhibition, kindly compiled by the DePaul University Library.
DePaul Art Museum is proud to be a Blue Star Museum, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense that offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families.