Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Prints in Chihuahua

Yorch (Jorge Perez) of Juarez had a print show in the city of Chihuahua, at Espacio 1104, on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  Yorch contributed a print to the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta, and also one to the Postre Prints exhibition in El Paso (which opened 2 days before, on Feb 23rd):

Ay, Chihuahua!

Pachucos in the plaza
getting ready to dance,
in downtown Chihuahua

of Ciudad Juarez,
of which Yorch is just one of their members

Yorch's exhibition was at
a printmaking shop in Chihuahua --


Print gallery --
The big yellow print 
pulled by Taller 75 Grados in Mexico City,
has turned in to a sculpture
in Ciudad Juarez

Yorch's bus sculpture
in Ciudad Juarez

Print Gallery --
the print to the left
was pulled at Proper Print Shop
for the Postre Print exhibition in El Paso

during the FabLab El Paso soft opening two days earlier,
Feb 23rd in El Paso

Panaderia print, 
pulled at Taller 75 Grados in Mexico City.
The Panaderia doubles as an art space
in Ciudad Juarez

Yorch's prints for sale,
including his Desert Triangle print

Serigraph room

Print by Sebastian

"Washingon" print
by Fernando de Leon.

The current issue #96 of Fusion Magazine has an article (pages 26 - 27) about our Postre Prints exhibition in El Paso:

on the streets of Chihuahua

Fusion Magazine spotting 
did I mention that this issue has an article

Chihuahua hipster

Before there were hipsters,
there was Pancho Villa

Pulqueria in Chihuahua --
perhaps the ideal place for a print show,
such as the one I saw in a Pulqueria in Jalapa

Mural inside the pulqueria

showed murals and paintings,
while showcasing bands and selling booze

just moved to a new space,
across from the plaza with the Angel statue

mural off the plaza
in downtown Chihuahua City

The city of Chihuahua is about a 5 hour bus ride south of El Paso.  However, Chihuahua is still part of our desert region, both historically and by terrain and climate -- and thus culturally by many measures.  Fusion Magazine understands this by distributing their free magazine in El Paso/Juaerz, Chihuahua City, and Marfa, Texas.  

Rogelio Gutierrez, print professor at ASU, mentioned Espacio 1104 of Chihuahua in his presentation at the SGCI 2016 print conference in Portland.  Perhaps Espacio 1104 should have appeared on our radar earlier.


Yorch isn't the only artist from Juarez, in the state of Chihuahua:

Colectivo Calavera is a store and studio of a young group of artists in Juarez:

Colectivo Calavera studio in Juarez
is behind their store front,
Right next to 1/4 Cafe
Calle Ramón Corona 125
(half a block from Avenida 16 de Septiembre,
one street over from Lerdo)

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