Thursday, December 17, 2015

Delivery to El Paso

We delivered most of the framed prints to the El Paso Museum of Art, for a show next year -- from January 31 to May 22.

The prints were framed at New Grounds Print Workshop in Albuquerque.

Federico Villaba, co-agitator, contemplates in front of New Grounds.
He helped drive the prints down to El Paso.

 Tight Honda Fit
boxed prints at the El Paso Museum of Art
ready to be unloaded

 4 Boxes fit in sideways,
from the door (not through the hatch)

 On painting carts
in the loading dock

24 framed prints unboxed

The prints were delivered 17 Dec, 2015.

We are still missing a box of 6 prints.  Ultimately the exhibit should include 30 prints.

Update:  We delivered 5 more framed prints on January 7th, 2016.  Plus we switched out Matthew Poe's print with a cream mat, for one with a white mat:

Last print delivered January 20th:

Update (Sept 2016):  This is how I packaged the glass framed prints for the El Paso Museum exhibition, when I took them down from the Matrix Gallery show in Albuquerque:

6 prints fit in one cardboard box

Prints were enclosed in bubble wrap,
and fitted with protective corners 

2 prints in one bubble wrapped package,
face to face,
with a piece of cardboard in between

2 prints, face to face, in bubble wrap,
with cardboard protective corners

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Nani Chacon

(three crosses)

Nani Chacon of Albuquerque had her print edition silkscreened at Proper Printshop in El Paso:

and Jonathan “JJ” Childress (co-owener of Proper Printshop)
hold up her print

Alan Hodson and JJ,
owners of Proper Printshop,
double team a squeegee,
as Eduardo looks on

Zeke Pena helped Nani with her print
(Zeke also made a print for the Desert Carpeta)

Nani signing the print edition
in her house

Mural by Nani

Nani painted a mural in Santa Fe,
in the outdoor park of the

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Guru Galeria

We showed some of the prints at the Guru Galeria in Mexico City -- November 14th - 30th -- in the Zona Rosa.  They were part of the Taller 75 Grados anniversary exposition.

is on the third floor
 of the Fusion: Casa de Disenadoras building,
37 Londres Street,
in the Zona Rosa

A selection of the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta was shown
with serigraphs from Mexican artists

Three serigraph interpretations of Javier Marin's sculpture,
printed by Taller 75 Grados --
Upper left:  by Alex Arizmendi
Upper right:  by Raul Urias
Lower left: by Skinpop

signing the serigraphs he designed
for the show,
which were given away for free

Alex Arizmendi (far left) next to Arturo Negrete,
Cha! (second from right) is founder of the gallery

Javier Ramírez "Cha! was in two famous Mexican rock bands -- Fobia and Moderatto


at his opening at Galeria Pangea, November 19th.
Raul created one of the above Javier Marin serigraphs,

 Javier Marin had an exhibition 
at the Palacio de Iturbide

Javier Marin had a second exhibition 
at the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso
(where the Mexican muralists painted their first frescoes)

New giant bronze by Javier Marin next to the Zocalo

The 25th Bienal International de Cartel began just before we started showing our Desert Triangle Print Carpeta, showcasing selected posters from throughout the world in the Palacio de Minería:

Meanwhile the Palacio de Bellas Artes had a Russian art exhibition --“Russian avant-gardes: the vertigo of the future” -- showing off some posters with an entirely different aesthetic:

La Ceiba Grafica, a major lithography studio near Xalapa, Vera Cruz, was having a show at el Museo Nacional de Estampa (the National Printmaking Museum) in Mexico City.  Manuel Guerra made his print edition there.

Self portrait in lithography,
by Per Anderson,
one of the co-founders of La Ceiba Grafica