Monday, April 22, 2013

New Print Completed during my residency with Coronado Studios, Austin TX for the Serie Print Project XX












The print pictured above was completed through the generosity of Coronado Studios in Austin, TX. For the last twenty years Sam Coronado has been a pioneering voice for the arts community in Austin. Every year he selects a group of artists to create a work for the Serie Print Project, resulting in a diverse collection of prints that gives Latino, Latina, Chicano and Chicana artists a platform for their creative voice.  

Once the prints have been editioned and signed by the artists the suite of prints is displayed in an annual exhibition at the Mexic-Arte Museum in downtown Austin. The artists included in the 20th anniversary suite, or Serie Print Project XX are: 
Farley Bookout, Margarita Cabrera, Paul del Bosque, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Sandra C. Fernandez, Nahum Flores, Rigoberto A. Gonzalez, Salvador Lopez, Oscar Magallanes, Michael Marshall, Stephanie Mercado, Brian Phillips, Patricia Tinajero, George Yepes, and Ernesto Yerena Montejano

The print completed for this project is a continuation of the exploration of the pursuit of the American Dream. It depicts an imaginary landscape with an anthropomorphic mountain at its center. At the mountain's peak in-between the Earth and the sky, sits an iconic house surrounded by a colorful garden that serves to entice figures below, and to adorn the mythical mountain figure's head as a crown. The mountain's tangled lace-like structure is constructed of figures crawling up and down its face and all-knowing enigmatic eyes. The silhouettes below, travel the dark and mysterious forest. Their ghostly multi-colored ambiguity representing an archetypal individual in pursuit of their dreams. 
 
The print is a limited edition serigraph, printed on archival paper. It is a 10 color print measuring 30 x 22" - paper size. The image size is 22 x 16".
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Friday, April 19, 2013

Coagula Curatorial's Salon Style Saturday


FEATURING 30 LOS ANGELES ARTISTS

Curated by Mat Gleason

Abel Alejandre, Vicki Barkley, Sharon Bell, Lili Bernard, Wini Brewer, Mike Vegas Dommermuth, Val Echavarria, Carol Es, Ruben Esparza, Roni Feldman, Yolanda Gonzalez, Jerk, Karen Karlsson, Vito Lorusso, Stevie Love, Michael Maas, Rosalind McGary, Antonio Mendoza, Stephanie Mercado, Joe O'Neill, Joshua Petker, Stuart Rapeport, Leigh Salgado, Joan Sebastian, Gina Stepaniuk, Audrey Stommes, Mike Street, Sharon Suhovy, Tim Youd

Celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Coagula Curatorial's opening on Chung King Road, Chinatown.
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Coagula Curatorial is part of the Chung King Road Gallery Row located in historic Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles at 977 Chung King Road.




Salon Style Saturday
Featuring 30 L.A. Artists
Opening Reception:
Saturday, APRIL 20
7PM - 11PM

977 Chung King Rd.
LA, CA  90012


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Serie Project’s 20th Anniversary in East Austin with New Residents and a Call for Grassroots Support

Detail from Michael Menchaca's print, Imperial Construction, 2012
Detail from Michael Menchaca’s print, Imperial Construction, 2012
Founded in 1993 by Austin artist Sam Coronado, the Serie Project is a nonprofit organization that offers free printmaking facilities, training and housing for 8 to 15 artists per year through a one-week Artist In Residence program. During the residency, each artist produces an edition of 50 prints in a collaborative workshop setting with a Master Printer.
Serie Project has fostered over 250 artists to produce a collection of serigraphs. The artists participating in the 2013 Serie XX Artist in Residence Program include Farley Bookout, Margarita Cabrera, Paul del Bosque, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Sandra C. Fernandez, Nahum Flores, Rigoberto A. Gonzalez, Salvador Lopez, Oscar Magallanes, Michael Marshall, Stephanie Mercado, Brian Phillips, Patricia Tinajero, George Yepes, and Ernesto Yerena. The first artist begins printing the last week of January, and the residencies will continue through July.
Sam Coronado, founder of Serie Project
Sam Coronado, founder of Serie Project
Coronado established the Serie Project in East Austin with the hope to create a place where established and emerging artists of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds felt welcome. He envisioned a supportive environment where artists could learn the serigraphy technique through a one-on-one apprenticeship, and where affordable printmaking services and fine art prints could be made available to the community. Last November, the Austin Visual Arts Association recognized Coronado with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Since its founding, Serie Project has relied on city grants for a majority of its funding, but, with cuts in arts funding, is looking for more grassroots support, launching a new membership program this month that will allow members of the community to become financial supporters of the Serie Project’s work directly.

published by Glasstire, Austin, TX: 
http://glasstire.com/2013/02/15/serie-projects-20th-anniversary-in-east-austin-with-new-residents-and-a-call-for-grassroots-support/