New Yorker Cartoonist Felipe Galindo Feggo Exhibits Portraits From My Community at Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum

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  • October 06, 2021

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Felipe Galindo Feggo, “The Subway Series II'' Mixed media and collage on magazine wrap.

The Morris-Jumel Mansion opens a new exhibition, Portraits of My Community by Washington Heights artist, Felipe Galindo Feggo, featuring a selection of thirty mixed-media artworks portraying the people of Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood. The project celebrates the intertwining of cultures in Upper Manhattan neighborhoods, presenting a social commentary on the diversity, beauty, and resilience of longtime residents, newcomers, and immigrants. The artist re-purposes packaging materials ─ familiar objects we use and discard ─ to reflect on environmental issues, while honoring the everyday life and joy in our communities. Select works from the artist's ongoing Used/Reused series have been previously exhibited at El Museo's (S) Files Biennial, Philosophy Box Gallery, Mark Miller Gallery, and The Bronx Museum.

Portraits of My Community will be on view from October 7, 2021 to January 2, 2022 during the museum’s public hours Thursday to Sunday 11am - 5pm. The museum will host a free exhibition open house on Saturday, October 16 from 1 - 4pm and a free community art workshop, "Using and Reusing: Giving an Artistic Life to Discarded Materials", on Saturday, November 6 from 1-2 pm with a rain date of Sunday, November 7.

Felipe Galindo Feggo, “Coffee Shop VI” Mixed media and disposable coffee cup.

This exhibition is presented as a part of Surroundings: A Pop-Up Exhibition Series featuring the work of local artists, who each reside within the former boundaries of the Morris and Jumel family estates. This exhibition series will further Morris-Jumel's exploration of the connections between the past and the present as these artists reflect upon the museum's mission and local communities.

About the Artist
Felipe Galindo (a.k.a. Feggo) creates humorous art in a variety of media, including fine art, cartoons, illustrations, animations, and public art. Born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, he received a BFA in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Feggo has resided in New York City since 1983. His humorous drawings have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Reader's Digest, Mad, Narrative, International Herald Tribune, NACLA, INXART and numerous European publications. Galindo has held numerous individual exhibitions in the United States and abroad. He has received awards in the US, Mexico, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Belgium, Italy, Croatia, Japan and The United Nations. Additionally, he has received grants from The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Puffin Foundation, The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and The Rockefeller Foundation.
He is the creator of "Manhatitlan: Mexican and American cultures Intertwined", a project that features humorous works on paper, animations and a companion book. He created “Magic Realism in Kingsbridge,” a series of 4 large-scale, permanent public artworks in glass, for the 231st Street subway station in New York City, commissioned by the MTA-Arts for Transit Program. His books include “Cats Will Be Cats” (Plume/Penguin,) “No Man Is a Desert Island” and “Manhatitlan” (J. Pinto Books,) “Washington: Back in NY,” “Taking Liberties,” and “Used/Reused,” released to complement this exhibition (Now What Media.) For additional information visit:

About Morris-Jumel Mansion
As Manhattan’s oldest surviving residence, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, built in 1765, preserves, collects, and interprets history, culture, and the arts to explore inclusive narratives that engage and inspire diverse audiences. As one of the nation’s foremost historic house museums, the organization empowers audiences to create relevant contemporary connections to the histories of the Mansion, its collections, the land, and its people, past and present.

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