Saturday, August 18, 2012

Mextasy: OSU/LASER MEXTASY SHOW PRINT: Ethnic Mannequins/Eval Longoria

Mextasy: OSU/LASER MEXTASY SHOW PRINT: Ethnic Mannequins Se...: One of the most popular American star in television in the late 20th and early 21st century, Eva Longoria re-embodies the form and allure of...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Amazing Art Show Debuting at Mesa College! SEVEN DEADLY SINS

Alessandra Moctezuma is turning up the heat at the Mesa College Art Gallery with a show featuring the work of Marianela de la Hoz, Alexia Markarian, Doug Sutherland, and other visionary seers/artists who know their way around sin, sinning, vice, and more. The show promises to expand your horizons when it comes issues of transgression. Don't miss the opening September 6, 2012. 

Here's the scoop on the show--selected images from this gallery of deadly sins appear below:
"Hell" by Alexia Markarian
In this exhibition seven accomplished artists reinterpret the Seven Deadly Sins and contextualize them for the 21st Century. San Diego based artists Marianela de la Hoz and Alexia Markarian are joined by Phyllis Davidson, Gene Flores, Doug Sutherland, Henning von Berg and Peter Zokosky. Art history professor Beate Bermann-Enn curated the exhibit, which brings together an eclectic group from different parts of the United States and from as far as Germany.By transposing these ancient Catholic precepts to a modern world all of these artists bring a touch of the surreal and the absurd to their creations. The resulting visual allegories in a variety of media both awe and disturb. They admonish the viewer with a hint of irony and a slight wink to temptation. Come and be sinful with us!
Davidson’s luscious satiny textured paintings present a sardonic view of our less than perfect society. Her large canvases contrast with De la Hoz’s exquisite miniatures painstakingly painted using the ancient medium of egg tempera. Flores' elegant engravings play with the mythological and feature odd hybrid creatures.Ex-votos, images of the Madonna, inspired Markarian’s subtlyaltered composite prints. In Sutherland's digitally generated altarpiece, Robo Christ, a video flashes the (political) sins of our times. German von Berg uses digital photography to create tableaux with 'angels' and 'devils' as sculptural nudes. Los Angeles based Zokosky paints quirky and imaginative allegories with an art historical feel.

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Phyllis Davidson

Marianela de la Hoz

Henning von Berg

Peter Zokosky

Doug Sutherland

John Valadez @ MCASD | LA Times

Don't miss this show--hit the image for the LA Times review (gracias to curator Leticia Gomez Franco for the tip via FB)...

Sunday, August 12, 2012

More Latina Femme Fatales: Cuban Edition


Mexican Spitfire Pirate Girl: Lupe Velez by Enoch Bolles


Tyranny, the Border Patrol, Laredo, and More... | via QueFregados

As with most posts here on the Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog,
click the image for the link to the original story!

No Muss, No Fuss Blackface and 10¢ Ethnic Jokes: Yet Another Illustrated Chapter in History of Race-fueled Representation/Entertainment in America: African Americans Edition {Johnson Smith Catalogue}

A remarkable new blog I am following, Darwinscans, featured a Johnson Smith Catalogue posting that is filled with Americana--the good, the bad, and the very ugly.  Still, for students of American Studies and more, it's a heady semiotic tour of a history that needs to be revealed. The scans on this site are damn near perfect!

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