Artist Juan Sanchez at The Clemente in Honor of MLK

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Alison Pierz

Frames and Stretchers just framed a fantastic artwork by important Nuyorican artist Juan Sanchez. We floated the print using mulberry paper hinges and created a shadow box frame with black wood molding and spacers. The signed print from an original mixed media work is being shown as part of Teatro Latea’s week-long Afro-Latin tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. The artwork will be featured in the festival’s art exhibition. “eMeLe ~ K”, opening Jan. 17. The show was produced by Frames and Stretcher’s Miguel Trelles and co-curator Alexis Mendoza.

Miguel Trelles with custom framed artwork print by Nuyorican artist Juan SanchezMiguel in the studio with framed artwork by Juan Sanchez

Juan Sanchez is a major figure to emerge from the New York art scene in the later twentieth century. He was born to Puerto Rican parents in Brooklyn and his work addresses themes of Puerto Rican life in both New York and the island. Sanchez is a politically motivated artist who often includes press clippings about Puerto Rican ethnic and cultural concerns. This print is a good example of the artist’s signature style – colorful mixed media assemblage works on canvas.

Nuyorican artist Juan Sanchez 
Artist Juan Sanchez (photo courtesy of Hunter College)

Sanchez received his BFA from the Cooper Union and an MFA from Rutgers University. His work has been shown or is in the permanent collections of numerous institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, El Museo del Barrio, El Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena in Rio Piedras, PR and El Centro Wilfredo Lam in Havana, Cuba. He is currently a professor of art at Hunter College in New York.
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We’re proud to have our studio in one of the Lower East Side’s premier cultural destinations. The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center is home to numerous artist studios, galleries, and theater including Teatro Latea. The "eMeLe ~ K" event runs through Sunday, January 21. We hope you can join us for the festivities!

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