Friday, February 26, 2010

Radical Printmaking in the Bay Area


The Great Tortialla Conspiracy. Prints on Tortillas. Here they are cooking at the opening. And you can see they are anti war tortillas




Christina Empedocles made this amazing tree out of birds. The detail is below





Enrico Chagoya wove this rug.

THe Electric Works, Collaboration: anti war slot machine
Enrique Chagoya If you look hard you can see this is a one recession bill

Victor Cartagena did these commemorative tea bags for the disappeared of El Salvador.

This is an installation by Victor Cartagena about The disappeared in El Salvador. He is using photographs that he found in a passport photo shop that were never picked up. They are not necessarily the same people who were disappeared by the military regime, they evoke the disappearance of individuals.

This stunning and provocative exhibition Prints Byte is at SOmARts Cultural Center in San Francisco. It is all the imaginative ways of making a print, these are only a few works in the show, and they are all anti war. More to come