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Los Angeles artist Ramiro Gomez alters found images and advertisements by superimposing painterly silhouettes of Latino service workers onto their idealized surfaces, highlighting the often invisible labor that allows these capitalist dreamworlds to function. These paintings come from firsthand knowledge—before he was a successful artist, he worked as a nanny for wealthy parents. Gomez is one of 13 artists in ¡Cuidado! - The Help, a group exhibition about labor, class, and the racism that hierarchies get built on. The exhibition is, according to the gallery, a form of protest against Trump's xenophobic ideas about immigration and the war on those at the bottom of the economic ladder.