|"Diez de mayo", un acrílico sobre tela de su producción reciente. Fulgencio está trabajando para publicar un nuevo libro, por salir a fines de 2018.|
Monday, April 16, 2018
Fulgencio has been hard at working producing six new sculptures for his upcoming show, Fulgencio Lazo-In Celebration of Immigrant Workers. The exhibit, organized in collaboration with the Washington State Labor Council, will run May 1st-30th at Studio Lazo, 1614 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, 98144. Gallery hours will be Friday - Sunday, 4-7PM and by appointment. He'll host a special May Day celebration to coincide with the Seattle May Day March and Rally on May 1st from 12 to 4PM and an artist talk on May 23rd at 7PM.
The exhibit will feature sculptures in wood that focus on the lives of immigrant workers- their journeys, families, innate beauty and struggles. The three to four feet tall sculptures are intricately cut and carved, then painted upon. Parts of them are then burned, creating images with multi-layers of tone and color. By producing an exhibit and event specifically celebrating immigrant workers Fulgencio hopes to challenge negative perceptions, stereotypes and rhetoric . As an immigrant from Oaxaca, Mexico, International Workers’ Day is of special significance to Fulgencio and he hopes to bring together community members of diverse backgrounds to reflect on the beauty, struggles, and contributions of immigrant workers.