Domestic Scenes by Lawrence Weschler
The Art of Ramiro Gomez

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Award-winning author Lawrence Weschler’s book on the young Mexican American artist Ramiro Gomez explores questions of social equity and the chasms between cultures and classes in America.
 
Gomez, born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California, to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents, bridges the divide between the affluent wealthy and their usually invisible domestic help—the nannies, gardeners, housecleaners, and others who make their lifestyles possible—by inserting images of these workers into sly pastiches of iconic David Hockney paintings, subtly doctoring glossy magazine ads, and subversively slotting life-size painted cardboard cutouts into real-life situations.
 
Domestic Scenes engages with Gomez and his work, offering an inspiring vision of the purposes and possibilities of art.
 

About Lawrence Weschler

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Lawrence Weschler is a staff writer for The New Yorker, where he specializes in political and cultural reporting. His book The Passion of Poland includes his reports on solidarity and martial law, for which he was awarded the 1981-2 Hemingway Prize of the Overseas Press Club for the year’s best magazine reporting from abroad. His art-world writings include Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees, David Hockney’s Comeraworks, and Shapinsky’s Karma, which was awarded the 1988 George Polk Award for the year’s best cultural reporting. Mr. Weschler has also written for Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, Artforum, Los Angeles Times, and the International Herald Tribune. Mr. Weschler lives in New York with his wife and daughter.
 
Published April 12, 2016 by Abrams. 130 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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