Opening reception for artist in residency Neil Riva's U.S. Department of Illegal Superheros
Artist and activist Neil Rivas’ work asks the question, what would happen if U.S. immigration policy were applied to those most righteous of beloved pillars of American society: Superheros? As a statement on the place of undocumented immigrants in the legal maze of American domestic policy, Rivas create the U.S. Department of Illegal Superheros (ICE BLOCK), an organization that creates posters detailing various famous men and women of superhuman ability and, as it turns out, their usually ‘illegal’ origins. Krypton? Not gonna’ fly with ICE DISH.