1. saldamando:

    La Sandraswitchblade

    colored pencil, spray paint, glitter on paper

    2014

    Artist: Shizu Saldamando
     

  2. Chicano Batman - "Itotiani" Live at the Hobbyshop


    Chicano Batman plays the Hobbyshop Recording Studios on February 4th, 2011. Engineered by Andrew Murdock.
    Filmed by David Reich, Jimmy Fusil and Ben High.

     
     

  3. philiplumbang:

    #deadrelatives #huglife @ernestoyerena

    CAM:Eagle of the Dead" Signed and Numbered. 8x10 inches Edition of 150 Signed by both Artists: Philip Lumbang & Ernesto Yerena
     

  4. melaniecervantes:

    Large wire bound sketchbooks made by Eberhardt Press are available at www.justseeds.org. This one features our Viva La Mujer design. #dignidadrebelde

     

  5. crystal-celeste:

    Happy international women’s day! As a little girl, I studied faces and features from magazines and real life… I drew hundreds of people and knew that I wanted to always tell our story through the eyes of women. The struggles we face as indigenas and xicanas continues and art is so important in illustrating what we live. Soldaderas” woodcut on masa. Copyright 2009.

    Artist: Crystal Galindo

    (via crystal-celeste)

     

  6. ASCO and Friends: Exiled Portraits

    Triangle France
    1er étage des magasins - bureau 1X0 Friche la Belle de Mai
    41 rue Jobin
    13003 Marseille
    T: +33 (0)4 95 04 96 11 contact(at)trianglefrance.org www.trianglefrance.org
    Triangle France is supported by
    the city of Marseilles, Conseil Régional PACA, Conseil Général 13, la DRAC PACA, and Système Friche Théâtre.

    LA-Based artists group ASCO, in Marseille (South of France).
    The show will take place in an industrial venue dedicated to contemporary art : La Friche la Belle de Mai (old tobacco factory transformed into artists’ studios and exhibition venue).

    The show will open in March along with a solo show by young LA-based artist Erika Vog


    Triangle France, The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and Le Cartel are pleased to announce ASCO and Friends: Exiled Portraits, the first major exhibition in France of works by the artist group ASCO, active in Los Angeles from 1972 to 1987. As a multi-disciplinary group who came of age during the Chicano movement, ASCO employed performance, photography, film, urban intervention and public art to respond to the social and political inequities that surrounded them. Throughout ASCO’s diverse practice, the concept of portraiture functioned in a counter-intuitive way, to simultaneously reject systems of erasure and to interject constructed images documenting an exiled, invisible group. Centering on works produced by the core founding members Harry Gamboa Jr, Gronk, Willie F. Herrón III, and Patssi Valdez, this exhibition looks at Asco’s conceptual and experimental works within the context of portraiture, community and social exile by exploring visual dialogues between the group and other artists of the same generation and locale, including Cyclona, Oscar Castillo, Jerry Dreva, John Valadez and Ricardo Valverde.
    In reaction to the absence of imagery of Chicanos in the collective media, ASCO appropriated cinematic strategies and crafted alternate narratives through self- documentation. These staged and constructed images are ironic to the extent that they put something new into circulation and public discourse, but they do so from the margins of an increasingly global media culture. Their works do not claim a neutral space from which the artists can proclaim a greater authenticity, reclaim lost traditions or engage in heroic depictions of an oppressed yet defiant people. Instead their images index a mythology of self within an unequal set of power relations. While that irony expresses itself differently among the artists in the group and the friends they collaborated with, in all cases the artists understand that they are documenting something that cannot be documented: the politics and the poetics of erasure.
    ASCO made use of both public and private portraits to build occluded narratives in their work. The artists imagined the city itself as a backdrop for documenting themselves and as terrain for street performances, often conflating these notions. In works such as Patssi Valdez
    with Self-Portrait (1972) by Harry Gamboa, Jr., Valdez is at once the sitter, performer, author and subject of the self-portrait painting next to her. Set on the street against a graffiti-covered wall, this photograph brings forward several levels of representation and complex interplay in one image. Similarly, interior portraits by ASCO and their friends depict “intimate” scenes in both authentic and inauthentic portrayals, thus signaling the private space as a location where certain kinds of social images are staged but at varying levels of disclosure. For example, NO MOVIE Six Chapters, (1978) by Gronk is suggestive of both a B-film narrative and early male “physique” photography, and touches on issues of gender and sexuality, while Ricardo Valverde’s nudes question the orthodoxy of staged family portraiture.
    In the realm of ASCO’s performances, portraiture factored as a mechanism for constructing the self in fotonovelas, and in public events such as fashion shows and award ceremonies that referenced celebrity culture. With an emphasis on conceptual narratives, the group’s charge derives from the affect associated with Hollywood film genres and how that industry blurs the distinction between production culture, publicity, and on-screen performance. Within these works, ASCO interposes an often absurdist self-portrait within the context of cinema and mass media, from which they felt excluded, while keeping the limits of these concepts flexible.
    The works in ASCO and Friends: Exiled Portraits look at questions of presence and absence within the collective’s production and associated artist friends. Notions of the ephemeral in ASCO’s practice, including concepts such as rumor, innuendo, and gossip, often supplant factuality in the photo documentation of their work. In that sense, they provide visible evidence of events, but often function as more of a provocation than an absolute or empirical truth. Through the visual dialogs created between their works and that of their friends, a larger depiction of the erasure of image and displacement of portraiture emerges from the context of the moment in which the works were made.
    Curators :
    Céline Kopp, Chon Noriega and Pilar Tompkins Rivas.

     

  7. chicanobatman:

    March residency at the Continental Room in Fullerton! More info here: http://www.facebook.com/events/1424517237793460/

     

  8. blackcontemporaryart:

    Christina FernandezLavenderia #1, 2002, Chromogenic development print mounted on Sintra, 30 x 40”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ralph M. Parsons Fund, © Christina Fernandez, Photo courtesy of Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica.

     

  9. philiplumbang:

    Signing #deadrealitive prints with @ernestoyerena. 2,200 prints to sign. #letsdothis

    CAM: Artists Philip Lumbang and Ernesto Yerena “Dead Relatives” print set collaboration.
     

  10. ernestoyerena:

    Tomorrow my new print: GANAS TEX MEX CALAVERA is released on my site.  The print is a 18x24 inch silkscreen edition of 150.  Signed and numbered by myself. I appreciate your support. 

    This skull was originally scheduled to drop last November on Day of the Dead, but due to me moving from Austin back to Los Angeles I have postponed the release till now.  I created this calavera in honor of the rich history and culture of Mexican-Americans aka Chicanos in Texas or as most of them would like to call themselves: TEJANOS or TEJANAS.  As a member of a Norteño family, “norteño” meaning from the north of Mexico, I grew up listening to Norteño music which is the Mexican version of the German Polka.  I have always been a big fan of polkas and when I lived in Texas I began collecting Tejano records and began researching the culture.  If you grew up around German, Polish, Czech, Waila,  Norteño or Tejano Culture I hope you enjoy this tribute image to the culture.  For everyone else I hope you enjoy this print and more importantly I hope that this print inspires you to listen more to POLKA!

    To purchase print please visit http://hechoconganas.bigcartel.com

     

  11. You can also visit us at: CHICANO ART MOVEMENT/Facebook page

     

  12. crystal-celeste:

    I am so honored and pleased to announce my exhibition at College of the Sequoias, the place I began to pursue my career as an artist. A special thank you to my dear friend, Jessica Robles, who made this show possible! It has been a goal of mine to have a show in Tulare county, where I grew up. Don’t miss the reception, Thursday February 6th from 5-7pm.