Hear artist Cornelio Campos reflect on his work currently on display in the FedEx Global Education Center. Enjoy lively traditional music and food while viewing an eclectic mix of Campos’ paintings and drawings.
Modern yet traditional, and deeply personal, the paintings of Cornelio Campos illustrate complex realities of migrant life that are often concealed. A Mexican-born artist now residing in the U.S., Campos shares emotions and explores contemporary political issues, such as immigration, the U.S.-Mexico border and cultural identity.
Other works in this exhibition highlight earlier experiences of the history and culture of his indigenous roots using a folkloric art style. These paintings represent everyday scenes of Mexican life, such as selling handmade crafts, connecting with family and celebrating religious traditions.
Through vibrant colors and layer-upon-layer of symbolism, the work of Cornelio Campos challenges viewers to contemplate the American dreams of many, including their own.
This exhibition has text in both English and Spanish.
About the Artist/Información Sobre el Artista
Artist Website/Artista Sitio Web
News Article/Comunicado de Prensa: UNC Global News (August 2011)
News Article/Comunicado de Prensa: 1360 WCHL (August 2011)
Academic Articles/Artículos Académicos: Southeastern Geographer
News Article/Comunicado de Prensa: The Durham News (July 2009)
Sueños Americanos/American Dreams: The Art of Cornelio Campos
Opening Reception/Recepción Pública | September 8, 2011
Sleep Dealer Film Screening: September 15, 2011
Art, Life, Migration: The Reality of Sueños Americanos/American Dreams: October 11, 2011