ENTRE TINTA Y LUCHA—“between ink and protest”—is an exhibition of fine art prints covering forty-five years of art and graphic design from Self Help Graphics & Art,* the East Los Angeles organization dedicated to the “production, interpretation, and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists.”
Seen as a descendant of Mexico City’s Taller de Gráfica Popular (founded in 1937), Self Help was incorporated as a non-profit in Boyle Heights in 1973 by Sister Karen Boccalero and the artists Carlos Bueno, Antonio Ibañez, and Frank Hernandez.
The collective’s “disciplinary, intergenerational programs” continue to promote “artistic excellence and empower community by providing access to working space, tools, and training.”*
Opening January 31, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Exhibition runs through March 9.
Todd Madigan Gallery, CSUB
9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield.
Artists in the exhibition include William Acedo, Margaret Alarcon, Judy Baca, Sandow Birk, Sister Karen Boccalero, Chaz Bojorquez, Barbara Carrasco, Yreina Cervantez, Lawerence Colación, Sam Coronado, Alfredo de Batuc, Roberto Delgado, Victoria Delgadillo, Alex Donis, Richard Duardo, Felipe Ehrenberg, Enik One, Luis Genaro Garcia and Lilia Ramirez, Mark Steven Greenfield, Dolores Guerrero-Cruz, Gronk, Miles Hamada, Wayne Healy, Ester Hernandez, Bernard Stanley Hoyes, Jean LaMarr, Leo Limon, Alma Lopez, Jose Lozano, El Mac, Dalila Paola Mendez, Willie R. Middlebrook, Delilah Montoya, Malaquias Montoya, Eduardo Oropeza, Raymond Pettibon, Miguel Angel Reyes, Frank Romero, Sonia Romero, Favianna Rodriguez, Shizu Saldamando, Teddy Sandoval, Miyo Stevens-Gandara, Joey Terrill, Eloy Torrez, Peter Tovar, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Vincent Valdez, Linda Vallejo, Lawrence M. Yanez, Ernesto Yerena, and Jaime (Germs) Zacarias.
From top: Joey Terrill, Remembrance, 2008, serigraph; Jean Lamarr, Some Kind of Buckaroo, 1990, serigraph; Ester Hernandez, La Ofrenda, 1988, serigraph; Chaz Bojorquez, New World Order, 1994, serigraph; Wayne Healy, Bolero Familiar, 2002, serigraph.