This is the first time the artist’s work will be presented as a solo exhibition in Brooklyn, where he was born and raised by Puerto Rican parents. One of the most significant Latino artists and Nuyorican cultural figures of the late twentieth century, Sánchez is a pioneer for artists of color in the United States. In his complex, layered compositions, he employs symbols drawn from popular and traditional culture, flags, photographs, texts, and abstract passages to explore questions of ethnic, racial, and national identity. BRIC’s exhibition of Sánchez’s work is especially poignant given Brooklyn’s status as one of the most demographically and culturally diverse locations in the country. The Juan Sánchez exhibition will feature some 30 works by the artist including large-scale mixed-media paintings, a selection works on paper, and video.