October 12, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Best known for his portraits of Latino laborers, at once highly personal depictions and references to the politics of immigration. Sonsini pays the men, whom he recruits from hiring posts, an hourly rate to pose as themselves, wearing their own clothing and taking their own postures and expressions, sometimes supplementing the scene with props and suitcases, backpacks, sports equipment, guitars, and other narrative elements.
Ruben, Pedro, Miguel
Oil on canvas
80 x 84 inches