El Paso artist Francisco Delgado visited TANA and worked with Malaquias Montoya to produce a limited edition silkscreen print based on his “Antropófago” series, a body of work that addresses ideas of cultural cannibalism. Delgado, a professor at University of Texas, El Paso, was born in Ciudad Juarez and grew up in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio. He received his MFA from Yale University in 2002. His “Bordeño” art work is “informed by the social and cultural struggles inherent in life on the Mexican and United States border.” In addition to gracing the cover of Carlos Jackson’s book Chicana and Chicano Art: Protestarte, Delgado’s artwork can be found inSi Se Puede/Yes We Can!, a popular children’s book about the Los Angeles janitors’ strike. After presenting his artwork to UC Davis students in Maceo Montoya’s course, The Chicana and Chicano Narrative, Delgado visited students in the after school program at Beamer Elementary in Woodland and read from Si Se Puede/Yes, We Can!. More information about his work can be found at here.
TANA Assistant Director, Gilda Posada and Workshop Leader, Olivia Hernandez are currently a part of an exhibition, “Women that Byte,” prints that address Activism and Resistance, as part of the MCCLA 27th “Solo Mujeres Exhibit.” The exhibition is curated by Juan R. Fuentes and is on display at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts from March 12- April 18th.
The show features nine Latina printmakers examine the social/political dynamics of our times, addressing issues of gender, immigration and international solidarity. The show also features works from: Melanie Cervantes, Ester Hernandez, Kay Brown, Nalani Hernandez, Poli Marichal, Sonia Romero, and Marianne Sadowski.
“Women that Byte” is part of the Southern Graphics Conference International hosted for the first time in San Francisco. The SGCI is the largest print organization in North America where artists from all 50 states attend the conference with international attendees coming from North, South, Central America, and Europe. The San Francisco area conference is making a concerted effort to extend outreach to artists and institutions throughout the Pacific Rim, including Asia and Latin America.
As part of the conference, there will be a self-guided tour through San Francisco’s Mission district where 16 different participating shops, galleries, and art institutions will be hosting printmaking exhibitions and celebrations on Saturday, March 29th, 2014.