Thursday, September 28, 2017

Chalk the Block 2017 -- El Paso

We will be showing 25 of our Mexican prints in a pop-up exhibition at the El Paso Museum of Art during Chalk the Block 2017 -- October 6, 7, and 8th.

Flyer for pop-up exhibit
at the El Paso Museum of Art
during Chalk the Block 2017 --
(artwork by Carlos Flores Rom of Puebla)

As a Bonus: on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 -- at 1:00 PM --, we will unbox and go through all the prints of the Oaxaca Collective Carpeta in our exhibition space at the El Paso Museum of Art during Chalk the Block.

"De la Tierra al Cielo -- Del Cielo a la Tierra"
Relief Print

Erica Marin set-up and co-curated the exhibit --
and posted this teaser on Instagram

This exhibition is based on the previous exhibit last August in Albuquerque -- "From Behind the Wall : Prints from Contemporary Mexican Maestros."

We look forward to showing the newest addition to our Mexican print collection by Mizraim Cardenas:

"Presagio Lacustre"

Our pop-up exhibit will be up during the "Members Lounge live JAZZ" featuring the Gabriel Balderas Quartet, on Friday, October 6th, 7:30 - 9:30 PM.  Free and open to the public, at the El Paso Museum of Art! 

Our pop-up exhibit will be up during the "Art After Dark" DJ set by Atomic Wax, on Saturday, October 7th, 7:30 -- 9:30 PM --   as mentioned on Kiss FM 93.1 El Paso.  Free and open to the public, at the El Paso Museum of Art!

The Desert Triangle Presents
 Contemporary Mexican Prints

Mexico must be the current Mecca of prints, as there is a huge surge in printmaking just south of El Paso's border. We followed the Mexican artists' example when we put together the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta of Southwest printmakers (exhibited at the EPMA in 2016). In fact, half of the Desert Triangle print editions were produced in Mexico -- Mexico City, Jalapa, and Oaxaca. Naturally we could not resist collecting prints from contemporary Mexican printmakers -- and it is a selection of such that is currently on display.
 El Paso printmakers continue to work with Mexican printmakers. Later in October for instance, the Horned Toad Print Exchange goes on view in Oaxaca. This print exchange was organized by Manuel Guerra in El Paso, but includes Mexican printmakers. It would be wonderful to see this international art dialogue continue and flourish.
This exhibit is curated by Erica Marin and Krrrl, and made possible by the help of Federico Villalba.

Setting Up:  Monday, October 2nd:

Erica Marin
preparing to hang the show

Set-up pretty complete
by Wednesday, Oct 4


Also, during the same weekend in El Paso, the Borderland Jam is happening, not too far from downtown -- 1601 E 4th Street.  They spray paint large walls graffiti style, and some great work has come out of that like in the past.  We posted some of last year's (2016) masterpieces on this blog.

Plus the call to artists deadline is October 13th, for a print show at Remarque/New Grounds in Albuquerque  -- 5th Annual International Juried Print Exhibition (as mentioned on CAFE).

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Southwest Print Fiesta 2017

We drove down to Silver City for the second Southwest Print Fiesta (Sept 1 - 3, 2017) to see what the desert printmakers are up to.  Last year we participated, selling Desert Triangle prints at the Southwest Print Fiesta 2016.

Steamrolling a large Mike Kimball print

Mike Kimball is from Albuquerque

The Desert Triangle Print Carpeta participated in last year's Southwest Print Fiesta 2016:

Mike Kimball  at work

Mike Kimball shows off the large size of his print

Mike Kimball's mastepiece

Steamroller prints were done with 
which is water based --
James Bailey from the University of Montana,
inked the steamroller prints

Several Desert Triangle printmakers made steamroller prints at Chalk the Block in El Paso in 2014.  In fact, it was during that event that the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta was conceived.

Tanline from Tucson was selling prints from their tent.  They printed 4 of the Desert Triangle prints under the name "Tucson Community Workshop."  Currently they sell prints in their Tiny Town store, on 4th Avenue in Tucson:

Tanline from Tucson
looking good in their tent

Amanda ran the Tanline tent

Rio Sangre from Las Cruces,
they were also there last year

We bought the colorful reduction print
of Colorado

We ran into Chris Bardey from Las Cruces,
(but not a tent at the Print Fiesta)

We also bought 2 prints from Mike Kimball,
to exhibit in Puebla, Mexico

at the Southwest Print Fiesta

There was also a pop-up print show the previous day, at the FireCloud Trader's gallery (soon to be "Light Artspace):

Site of pop-up print show

"Three Faces of Eve"
(Silver City)

"Honey Glitters"
(Silver City)

The prints were hung with "Good Hangups" magnetic/sticker print hanging system: