Paradigm Gallery + Studio at 746 S. 4th Street will open a solo show from artist Sean 9 Lugo called Immigrant Mentality, on July 23, which will run through August 22.
The exhibition is designed to encompass a broad perspective on the culture, community, and values of immigrant families, emphasizing the experience of Hispanic and Latinx immigrants in the United States. The show is centered around 14 new paintings, many of which are based on a trip Lugo took to the Dominican Republic in 2015, including a few directly modeled on photographs the artist took himself. Lugo was inspired by the warmth and selflessness of the people he met living in poverty there.
Immigrant Mentality honors Lugo’s mom, Lulu, who came from Cuba to the United States and worked as a house cleaner to provide a better life for her family.
Paradigm is open Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Private appointments can be made during weekdays at https://calendly.com/paradigm-gallery/gallery-appointment.