Alejandro Díaz: It Takes a Village

Essays by Kathryn Kanjo and Rita Gonzalez
Linda Pace Foundation, 2016

Publisher: Linda Pace Foundation.

ISBN: 0997693908

Dimensions: 9.5 X 10 In

Pages: 79

It Takes A Village, a book of a solo exhibition, by the same name, of work by New York-based artist Alejandro Diaz focused on the artist’s eclectic and satirical aesthetic, featuring a series of works comprising of sculptures, paintings and a site-specific installation, as well as a hand-woven tapestry from 2014. As an artist with a national voice, Diaz grew up in San Antonio, Texas and much of his work is influenced by the contemporary Mexican/Texan cultures of his youth.  It Takes a Village used pop, modern, and folkloric works of art as its starting point, and evoked previous artists or art movements that combined high and low art, often using language and humor as a form of cultural and socio-economic critique.