Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art
Exhibition on view at the Todd Madigan Gallery at CSU Bakersfield January 31 to March 9, 2019
Public opening reception, January 31, 2019 from 6-8 pm.
Entre Tinta y Lucha celebrates the 45th anniversary of the East Los Angeles cultural and community art organization, Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG). The exhibition looks back at over four decades of the organization’s artistic innovation and excellence, organizational resilience and expanded activity, by featuring a display of over fifty fine art prints from throughout the organization’s history.
Inspired by the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and the rise of printmaking as a legitimate art form during the same period, SHG was founded by Franciscan nun, Sister Karen Boccalero, and local artists Carlos Bueno, Antonio Ibañez, and Frank Hernandez in East Los Angeles. Since its incorporation in 1973, SHG has produced over 1,000 art print editions, including 54 Atelier projects and exhibitions all over the world. The organization remains dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latinx artists; and its multidisciplinary, intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower community by providing access to working space, tools, training and beyond.
Entre Tinta y Lucha was first exhibited at Cal State LA and was curated by Cal State LA faculty members Michelle Lopez, MA/MFA and Victor Hugo Viesca, PhD., in partnership with Self Help Graphics & Art organizers and print selection committee. The Todd Madigan Gallery is excited to bring this groundbreaking exhibition to Bakersfield as part of our mission to present innovative and important contemporary art.
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