David Rios Ferreira

Don't you see I got everythin' you need, 2019

Artist David Rios Ferreira makes references to monster movies from his childhood like Godzilla, representing disturbances in the urban landscape in this new mural for the BRIC Café. Combined with cartoonish characters and hints of historical structures, the hybridity of this imagery becomes a metaphor for the process of cultural appropriation and reconstitution crucial to identity-making in our postcolonial society. The potentially chaotic process of making meaning out of this work draws attention to the question of how we are to make sense of our own position in a history of displacement, a theme of urgency to the citizens of Brooklyn.