Rodriguez Calero, Prisionero de todas las guerras, 2006, acrollage painting, 52”x 42”.
What does art want?It wants to be looked at—it exists to be looked at. In that sense, its very existence demands that it be consumed, visually or otherwise. This insistence speaks in the imperative mood—“Look at me.” This exhibition surveys some of the imperatives that motivate the work of selected New Jersey-based Latino artists—artists of Latin-American descent. It examines different forms of imperatives, personal and social, and their relationship to style. Their mediarange from painting, photography, printmaking, and collage to sculpture, installation art, and documentary film.