Monday, October 25, 2010
"BETTER TO DIE ON MY FEET" Self Help Graphics Exhibition Curated by Slanguage Studio
SELF HELP GRAPHICS & ART DAY OF THE DEAD ART EXHIBITION BETTER TO DIE ON MY FEET FEATURES ART WORK FROM ARTISTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY OPENS FRIDAY OCTOBER 29 AT 7PM
Better to Die on My Feet Self Help Graphics & Art's Dia de los Muertos Exhibition Curated by Karla Diaz and Mario Ybarra Jr. of Slanguage Studio Opening reception: Friday, October 29, 2010, 7-9 pm On view: October 29, 2010-November 27, 2010. Better To Die On My Feet explores a contemporary approach to memorial, celebrating the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead. The title is based on the proverb - Better to die on my feet, than to Live on My Knees by Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, urging us to stand up for what we believe, even if it means dying for it. This notion aims at memorializing the dead through the memory of them living with resistance and pride.
Experience an exhibition that re-envisions the traditional celebration of Day of the Dead. Young, emerging artists and recent university graduates from across the U.S. redefine memorial through a contemporary art lens in Better to Die on My Feet at Self Help Graphics & Art.
Artists Include: Raul Baltazar( Los Angeles) Ruth Buentello (San Antonio, TX) Jimmy Canales (San Antonio, TX) Bernardo Cantu (Denton, TX) Juan Angel Chavez (Chicago, IL) Raul Gonzalez (Boston, MA) Tony Lopez (Los Angeles, CA) Angelica Muro (San Jose, CA) Rafael Noz (San Fransisco, CA) Abel Rodriguez (Los Angeles, CA) Arnoldo Vargas (Los Angeles, CA)
About Slanguage Studio: Founded in 2002 by Karla Diaz and Mario Ybarra, Jr., Slanguage is an artist group headquartered in Wilmington, CA. Slanguage includes teenagers, street artists, and established mid to late career artists, the majority of whom live and work in the greater Los Angeles area. Slanguage bases their practice on a three pronged approach to art making to include education, community-building and interactive exhibitions. Recent projects by Slanguage include Engagement Party, a three-month residency with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2009) and Sweeney Tate (2007) for the Tate Modern, London.
For more information visit: www.slanguagestudio.com
Image: "A Hat for Isabella Blow", 2010 by Angelica Muro