By Dan Allen
Chiachio & Giannone

Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach

March 16–July 14

They’ve been called the children of Gilbert and George, crossed with Pierre et Gilles, as descended from Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Working in numerous media including embroidery, mosaic and porcelain, Argentine artist couple Leo Chiachio and Daniel Giannone mix folk motifs, traditional iconography, and a healthy dose of pop kitsch to bend and question social stereotypes and artistic norms.

 

 

Argentine artist couple Leo Chiachio and Daniel Giannone mix folk motifs, traditional iconography, and a healthy dose of pop kitsch to bend and question social stereotypes and artistic norms