Friday, December 30, 2022

Upcoming Exhibition at the University of Arizona Art Museum -- and Artist Updates

UPDATE (May 25, 2023): The soft opening for the Desert Triangle has been pushed back from June 3rd to June 10th, 2023. Also the reception is schedules for Thursday, October 26, 2023.


The next exhibition of the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta will be at the University of Arizona Art Museum from May 27th June 10th to December 21st, 2023, with a reception in October:

Looking Back

Printmaker UPDATES 

Augment El Paso, run by David Figueroa, added augmented reality to three of the Desert Triangle prints, for which we are very grateful.  Augment El Paso continues pushing the envelope to this day:

Nanibah Chacon had an exhibition -- Spectrum -- at Site Santa Fe, April 8 - August 21, 2022:

The Jellyfish Colectivo had an exhibition -- Manipulation -- at the Rubin Center on the UTEP Campus in El Paso, February 5 - April 16, 2021:

Los Dos of El Paso created a large sculpture "La Guardiana" for Coachella in California, from April 15 - April 24, 2022:

Cristina Cardenas was featured in the "Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche" exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum, from June 11 - September 4, 2022.  This exhibition was organized by the Denver Museum of Art, and showed there previously, February 6 - May 8, 2022:

Martin Quintanilla continues to run his gallery "Microgallery Mandibula" in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, and in March 2021 participated in a large steamroller printmaking event using Styrofoam plates from 30 artists, laid out next to each other, to print on a cloth that was 262 feet (I posted about this at the bottom of another blog entry).

Jorge "Yorch" Perez opened up a printmaking studio next to his Panaderia Rezizte in Ciudad Juarez, and painted a huge mural on the banks of the Rio Grande below the Santa Fe Bridge, linking Juarez to El Paso:

Manuel Guerra, in addition to teaching printmaking at UTEP, organized the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange with Taller Grafica Libre of Zaachila, Oaxaca, showing 158 prints in a traveling exhibition, to Dallas, Santa Fe, Taos, Silver City, Albuquerque and coming to the El Paso Museum of History in March 2023:

Raul Monarrez, the master colorist, continues printing with Horned Toad Prints in El Paso:

Tino Ortega was selected to create a memorial at Ponder Park commemorating the victims of the El Paso mass shooting of August 3, 2019:

Jesus "Cimi" Alvarado painted a mural -- "Fronterizos" -- on the El Paso Museum of Art:

Rogo gets busy printing live with a Tortilla Press in the Phoenix area, at Superstition Tiki Village:

Henry Morales is busy printing and selling in Albuquerque, such as at the Marigold Parade in November 2022:

Joe Marshall came from Tucson to sell prints at the Southwest Print Fiesta 2022, in Silver City, New Mexico:

Mykl Wells of Tucson, went to Lucca, Italy in 2016 to create a huge cardboard sculpture for Cartasia.   He was also featured in the book -- The Art of Cardboard.

Michael Contreras is still running his gallery -- The Contreras House of Fine Art --in Tucson:

Francisco Delgado painted the Father Rahm mural on the gymnasium of Sacred Heart church in downtown El Paso, long before he made a print for the Desert Triangle.  However it has recently been featured on the national news (January 2023) and the immigrants gather around it:

(photo January 3, 2023)

Zeke Peña's print was acquired and shown at the Smithsonian, as mentioned previously.  He also illustrated the book -- Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide -- published by the Getty Foundation.  I attended two events on the book tour, including one in Oaxaca, Mexico:

Pavel Acevedo is a Speedball artist.  Moreover he was the first artist-in-residence at Self Help Graphics in Los Angeles during the year 2020.

Chris Bardey organized the Impress 2 Express exhibition of Las Cruces printmakers at the Las Cruces Museum of Art in 2019, along side the Desert Triangle exhibition:

Rudy Flores 3D scanned and 3D printed Tucson personalities in the Army Man Project:

Ruben Urrea Moreno is always very active as seen on his blog and Instagram accounts.  Below is an interview with Ruben by Mel Dominguez:

Tanya Rich arranged for the Desert Triangle to be exhibited at the Delray Arts Warehouse in South Florida in 2018, next to the Bermuda Triangle:

Lauren Moran arranged for us to show the Desert Triangle at the SGCI print conference 2016 at Portland State University:

Tim Razo posts his marvelous illustrations on his new blog, and painted a mural during Chalk the Block in El Paso 2016:

Victor Muheddine is selling his custom designs at Big Cartel:

Krrrl (Karl Whitaker) is collecting and showing small 8x8 inch prints, and writing about the experience on the BUCKET EXHIBITIONS blog, and the BUCKET PRINTS blog:

Gonzalo Espinosa is in Puerto Vallarta working on another ceramic mural project for Centro de la Raza in Seattle:

Gonzalo in Puerto Vallarta
working on his Seattle mural project (left),
and enjoying life in the sculpture studio of
Gulooch Gustavo Lopez

This list is not complete, nor does it cover everything that the artists have been doing since the Desert Triangle was completed in 2016.  However it does shed some light on how these printmakers continue to make great art to this day.

Aside:  I noticed that the Desert Triangle catalog is mentioned on the WorldCat website