Corridos Visuales: Tradition & Innovation in LatinX Printmaking
Schmidt Center Gallery: Febuary13th - April 10th, 2020
Opening: Friday, February 12, 2021 12 noon - 7:00 pm - by appointment
Guest Curator: Joseph Velasquez, FAU Assistant Professsor of Art
Related Exhibition: Expanding Printmaking: South Florida Artist-Run Presses
Artists in the Exhibition: Virginia Diaz Saiki, Martín García-Rivera, Leticia Ernestina Gomez, Nitzayra Leonor, James Martin Mazorra, John Medina, Linda Lucía Santana, Sergio Sánchez Santamaría, Alicia Smith, Tres Gatos Press
For a period of ten years prior to coming to South Florida artist/printmaker Joseph Velasquez operated a mobile printmaking project, traveling over 200,000 miles across the United States and exposing himself to numerous LatinX artists, particularly other printmakers. More recent travels to Mexico and the Caribbean have further afforded Velasquez to become aware of many more LatinX artists and their practices in printmaking. For Corridos Visuales, Velasquez has selected several LatinX artists from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. who represent the diverse range of interests, struggles, and themes shared and used by LatinX artists today. The artists’ works vary in mark-making, color, and process; however, they all share the same passion and expression fueled by diverse takes on Latin identity providing wide-ranging narrative voices of Latinidad.