Converse created a video as a focus on the brilliant work of Dr. Lakra. It is the latest of profiles of artists who Converse recruited from around the globe with the goal of elevating and celebrating their work and passion. This and each film in the series shows artists at work, their creative process and inspiration. In tandem with the release of Dr. Lakra's film, Converse is also supporting, as presenting sponsor, the Dr. Lakra Exhibition at the ICA in Boston, on view April 14th - September 6th, 2010.
His first major US exhibition at the ICA in Boston, Oaxaca, Mexico-based artist Dr. Lakra transforms found printed materials and objects with mischievous, tattoo-inspired drawings. Referencing a range of imagery from traditional Maori tattoos, Mexican Day of the Dead icons to R. Crumb comics, Dr. Lakra's work blurs cultural identities as it explores tensions between the group and the individual, the sacred and the profane. The artist's first solo museum exhibition presents work in a variety of media and a newly-commissioned mural.
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