FIELD NOTE: Gig Depio's massive oils in his solo exhibition "A Brief History" updates the narrative of civil rights urban murals that sprang up 1970s, influenced by traditions of early 20th Century Mexican muralism...Social Issue Network: Many topics are covered, including media and social networking, as seen by the Facebook f representing the cross social media subculture must carry, which swings out from a line of box cars.
Wait, What’s This?: Then there was something familiar in a detail from one smaller painting. It looks like my Facebook avatar. Gig said was accidental. But then the artist then pointed out media reference that was on purpose; Las Vegas Weekly Arts Reporter Kristen Peterson peeking in the window of Elvis as working man . . .Timeline: “A Brief History” highlighted by “A Requiem for the Outsiders” runs at the Winchester Cultural Center Through January 8 . . . With Gig’s permission I will be using my random doppelgänger indefinitely.
Above: Krystal Ramirez “I Want to See More Brown Bodies” from 2017 will be reassembled at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art in Spring 2018.