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).

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