El Museo @ Blackburn
November 1 to December 11, 2016
El Museo del Barrio and EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop collaborate again on an exhibition at the BLACKBURN 20|20 gallery space. Paper Hotshots features the work of 30 contemporary artists working in comics or illustration or influenced by the traditions of comics and graphic novels.
The style, narrative traditions, aesthetics, forms, colors or philosophies of comic book illustration inspire artists in this exhibition. Some make works that are comic publications, others have adapted comics to their less-traditional works. Science fiction, fantasy and other alternative narratives may have served as inspiration for the prints, collages and mixed media paintings in this small exhibition. Superheroes, celebrity heroes, villains, assorted quirky characters, fantasy figures, invented creatures, variations on these are all present.
At Blackburn 20|20, El Museo del Barrio explores the Latino presence in this very American genre.
Blanka Amezkua, Leo Castañeda, Deborah Castillo, Dennis Delgado, Gerard Ellis, Carlos Espada, FEEGZ/Carlos Jesús Martínez Domínguez, Francisco Fuentes González, Felipe Galindo, Chitra Ganesh, Rico Gatson, INDIE184, Marisa Jahn, Anthony Louis Jeune, KB Elektra, Lady K Fever, Rolo Ledesma, Miguel Luciano, Sandra Mack-Valencia, Sofía Maldonado, Chiqui Mendoza, Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez, Félix Mórelo, Alex Nuñez, Tony Peralta, TOOFLY, and Elena Wen.
El Museo del Barrio’s purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the art and artifacts of Caribbean and Latin American cultures for posterity.
To enhance the sense of identity, self-esteem and self-knowledge of the Caribbean and Latin American peoples by educating them in their artistic heritage and bringing art and artists into their communities.