© Monica Ruzansky, Hidden Kiss, De Noche series, 2006/2010.
© Chuy Benitez, Family Chrome Shop, Auto Chrome Plating Co, Harrisburg District, Houston, TX, 2007.
© Dulce Pinzón, Minerva Valencia, Superheroes series, 2004-2009. Minerva Valencia from the State of Puebla works as a nanny in New York. She sends home 400 dollars a week.

Mexico + Afuera: Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Voices

September 9 – October 21, 2010
Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor 
New York, NY 10001

Artists: Chuy Benitez  Monica Ruzansky  Dulce Pinzón

STATEMENT
“Mexico + Afuera: Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Voices, explores how life and culture are enmeshed in the work of photographers Chuy Benitez, Dulce Pinzón, and Monica Ruzansky. Each artist has a distinct approach: Pinzón, with her poignant portraits of Mexican immigrants in New York City who are heroically supporting families back home; Benitez, documenting decisive ‘minutes’ in his stitched, panoramic images of Mexican communities in Houston; and Ruzansky, capturing the rhythm of life after dark in Mexico City, illuminated only by car headlights. Whether addressing sociopolitical issues or inspired by memories of home, all three serve as conduits, connecting us to geographically disparate areas of North America with their work.”
—Miriam Romais, Curator

Special thanks to the participating artists; to Canson Infinity for providing the beautiful paper to print Chuy and Dulce’s work; to Light Work for printing Chuy and Dulce’s work; to Sugarhill Works for printing Monica’s work; and to Aperture for making this exhibition possible. This exhibition is part of the official events of Latin Media & Entertainment Week (Oct 4-10).