Friday, October 24, 2014

Florida Atlantic University Publishes Book: Includes Homoerotic Works by Rolando Chang Barrero



"Mi Pajaro" a solo exhibition of works by artist, Rolando Chang Barrero will open to the public on Monday, October 27, 2014 and run through December 12, 2014.

The exhibition of 10 recent works, curated by Diane Arrieta, is accompanied by an essay about his work written by Nan Runde and published by the 
Florida Atlantic University John D. MacArthur Library.

Included in the book which highlights past and present works are two homoerotic works created during the peak of the AIDs pandemic in the 1980's.

"Jesse Helms in the Garden of Adam and Steve" and "Til the Cows Come Home" were two of three reactionary works that earned the artist the nick name of 
Activist Artist.
The third work which (no image available) was titled "Growning up is Great" was censored in an AIDS benefit exhibit and is currently in a private collection. 

"I am very happy to see these works published by Florida Atlantic University. 
These two paintings will not be included in this exhibition because they were recently exhibitited in a prior solo exhibition at UNIT 1, which was curated by Jacques de Beaufort, Art History Professor at Palm Beach State College " 
-- Rolando Chang Barrero

"Many of Rolando Chang Barreros paintings lean toward the literal and visually complex, particularly his more overtly political and frankly homoerotic pieces ...."
--Nan Runde "SYMBOL AND SASS IN THE ART OF ROLANDO CHANG BARRERO"


Mi Pajaro is now available in the FAU permanent book collection and is searchable worldwide on world cat where people from all over the U.S. may borrow them through the library system.
Also, available for purchase online at blurb