Serie Project XX
Young Latino Artists 18: Con/Juntos

June 7 – September 8, 2013

Opening Reception: June 7, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Catering generously provided by Serranos
$10/Free for Members
Special performance by Daniel Adame: 8:00 – 8:10 pm

Serie Project XX

Serie Project XX - Stephanie Mercado

Stephanie Mercado, Untitled, 2013

In 1993, Sam Coronado founded the Serie Project, a non-profit Latino arts organization dedicated to the fine art of serigraphy. Since its inception, the Serie Project’s annual AIR (Artist in Residence) program invites artists to learn the serigraph printmaking technique and create a limited edition of prints, under the guidance of a Master Printer.

Each year, Mexic-Arte Museum hosts an exhibition of the serigraphy produced by that year’s Serie Project AIR program. The Museum is the official archive of Serie Project prints produced every year since 1993. Coronado is also one of the three co-founders of the Museum – the partnership between Mexic-Arte Museum and the Serie Project consists of two decades of strong collaboration.

This year’s selected artists are Farley Bookout, Margarita Cabrera, Paul del Bosque (not on display), Sandra C. Fernandez (not on display), Nahum Flores, Rigoberto A. Gonzalez, Salvador Lopez, Oscar Magallanes (not on display), Michael Marshall, Stephanie Mercado, Brian Phillips, Patricia Tinajero, Ernesto Yerena Montejano (not on display), and George Yepes. There will also be a selection of artists from past Serie Project residencies.

Young Latino Artists 18: Con/Juntos

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Ricardo Paniagua, Unknown Sources, 2011

The Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition has historically provided Latino artists under the age of thirty-five with professional-level museum experience and exposure. In 1996, the inception of the Young Latino Artists Exhibition resulted in one of the most highly anticipated annual traditions for the Mexic-Arte Museum.

Now in its eighteenth year, the current YLA exhibition Con/Juntos will be guest curated by visual artist Michael Anthony Garcia; the title, which means “With/Together,” reinforces the importance of the joining of ideas and of individuals with a common cause, while also referencing the idea of conjuntos, a group of musicians collaborating and unifying their talents to create beautiful music for the public to share.

Selected artists include: Raul Gonzalez, Daniel Adame,Sergio Garcia,Ricardo Paniagua, Robert Jackson Harrington, Isabella Bur, April Garcia,Nelda Ramos,Javier Vanegas, Colectivo Sector Reforma (Javier Cárdenas Tavizon, Santino Escatel, and Alejandro Fournier), and Tejidos Urbanos.

Michael Anthony Garcia creates groupings of artists throughout Texas as well as from Mexico, Colombia and Argentina, with a wide range of experience, styles, personalities and practices. The groups were introduced to each other’s work and given time to collaborate either in person or by means of email, telephone or Skype™ to develop their ideas and finally create a brand new work to debut in the Museum. The exhibition also features artworks by the individual artists themselves to give insight into their practices and their particular contributions to the collaborative work. The diverse works presented in Con/Juntos represent a wide range of media from photography, installation, video, and performance, to collage, sculpture, yarn bombing and painting.

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