Staff Report

The Ann Foxworthy Gallery at Allan Hancock College will host the work of artist and photographer Marcos Dorado as part of its very first virtual exhibit now through Dec. 4.

Dorado was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated with his family to Madera, California, in 1974. At the Art Students League of New York and Grand Central Academy, he studied classical drawing with live models. In the past few years, Dorado also added photography to his work. The virtual exhibit will include a selection of work that showcases Dorado’s drawing skills and talent as a photographer.

“When the gallery originally talked to Marcos last year about exhibiting his work in the fall, we had no idea what 2020 would bring,” said Ann Foxworthy Gallery Director Laura-Susan Thomas. “Connection has become an important issue for all of us as we work through the troubles and challenges of 2020. Marcos focuses on the human side of art, delving into his subjects as inspiration but also as outreach helping us find those connections we share, whether it be dreams, family, shared emotions or more.”

People and their stories have always been the subject of Dorado’s art. He is currently working on documentary photography titled “Immigrant Me.” The project is a collection of photos and stories of immigrants from various counties, which he will resume after the pandemic. He is also developing a series of photo essays consisting of a photo series and an interview or article about the person photographed. Some are posted on Dorado’s blog while others are awaiting publication in magazines.

In addition to a virtual exhibit of his work, the gallery will also host a virtual question-and-answer session with Dorado on Oct. 22 from 6-7 p.m. For more information about the exhibit and the Q&A event, visit