DIFFERENT TRAINS GALLERY, in the Decatur 'Depot District', will host a 'Talk & Tea" with London-born/NYC-based Artist Kosmo Vinyl on Saturday, January 27, 3 - 5 pm. Kosmo and Gallery Director Shawn Vinson will talk about the current exhibition, "Cisco Kid vs Donald Trump", which is on view at the gallery through March 3.
Vinyl appropriates 1950s Cisco Kid comic strips by Argentine Jose Luis Salinas and replaces the dialogue in the speech bubbles to reflect on Trump’s seemingly endless calamities. “There are many variants on the 19th-century quote ‘all bad men need to succeed is for good men to do nothing’,” notes Vinyl. "It may not be much, but I am doing something”.
Vinyl's first career was in music, working with British bands The Clash and Ian Dury & the Blockheads.
The 'Cisco' project began as an Instagram series when then-candidate Trump first announced that Mexican immigrants were drug dealers and rapists, Vinyl’s outrage sparked a brainstorm. “Cisco Kid was a caballero, the Robin Hood of the West. Who is better to defend the good name, not only of Mexicans but all immigrants?”, he thought. The series was started with the expectation of finishing after the election in November, but when the results came in he realized people needed Cisco to ride on now more than ever.
WHO: Kosmo Vinyl
WHAT: Artist Talk & Tea with K.V.
WHERE: DIFFERENT TRAINS GALLERY, 432 East Howard Avenue No. 24, Decatur GA 30030