A film of the gala opening of the Riders show at Bridegeport's Co-Prosperity Sphere, Featuring art by Johanna Wawro, Andy Resek, Angel Cruz & Juan Chavez.
On Friday, May 13th Bridgeport’s Co-Prosperity Sphere Cultural Center held the opening for Riders, an art show celebrating Mexican Ranch culture, as seen through the life of the Gonzalez Family. Although the family primarily lives in urban Chicago, they maintain a tight-knit community on their rural Indiana ranch. On display was photography, video, painting, installations and performances. The work explores the beauty and craftsmanship of the rancher experience.
Johanna Wawro and Andy Resek spent a year with various members of the Gonzalez family, both in the city and on their ranch in Rensselaer, Indiana. Wawro and Resek previously joined forces for My Funhouse, a photo and video installation exploring identity within the Juggalo subculture. Wawro displayed her photographs, while Resek presented a 3-screen documentary film.
The show also showcases a performance by renowned sculpture/Installation artist Juan Angel Chavez, and airbrush work by Angel Cruz, a Oaxacan-born artist. The opening night of the show features live mariachi music, a live horse in the gallery, DJ Dubatonik of Radioglobal and DJ collective Sonorama spinning cumbias, tropical and latin funk.
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