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El Comalito Collective

El Comalito Collective

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    Reflection of US

    The intention of the artwork that I am currently creating illustrates who we are as individuals, as a society and as a nation. I use art to express my individuality, my identity - but also to connect with others who might relate to the shared experience, culture and identity expressed in my artwork. The artwork and the process of creating allows me to take a look inside my core, reflect and see how and where I fit within contemporary art and culture. My body of work is a documentation of moments and sacrifices my parents have had to endure to afford myself and my siblings resources and opportunities to have the life we have. I am reminded everyday of the hardships my parents went through that eventually afforded me the ability to actively pursue and accomplish my own dreams. I create with a weight of guilt that comes from knowing I will never have to endure the struggle or make the type of sacrifices they did. This guilt pushes me to work on my art just as hard as they did to give me a better life. I've always had problems communicating with my parents. It is not that we speak different languages, it is a difference in communication style. Instinctively I have always drawn my emotions; my parents showed me love by their actions - we did not have open, candid conversations. Art is an action and art is a medium to communicate without words. I am using my creativity to further understand my parents actions and also to understand myself because I know that I am a reflection of them. My layers of paint, color, and movements, are an imitation of their movements and energy. I use earth tones in my artwork, but there is always a brightness to my main subject serving as a way to enlighten what may often be ignored. My content consists of labor, the tools used to work, nature that is nourished and ultimately the struggle of migrants and the first few generations of Americans (children of migrants) also known as America's backbone and most recently coined as "Essential workers". I believe that our work and tools are a reflection of our identities. My artwork is never smoothly painted and I want my viewer to want to touch the art. I am not making artwork that is just aesthetically pleasing, I’m creating art that impacts how we see those around us. - edited by Karen Tafoya-Delgado

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    Bajito Y Suavecito: Mujeres de Lowriding

    My work is centered around my experiences as a woman within the Chicano world of lowriding. It focuses on women who own their own cars and against all odds are rising up in this male-dominated world. My paintings combine portraits of specific women, within the urban backdrop of murals that are commonly seen in Latinx communities that focus on religion and social issues. Each painting is distinct from the rest because it is precisely made about a specific woman. An interview and research process goes into each painting to make sure each woman’s life is highlighted uniquely to who they are, where they live, and their car. The color palettes,architectural references and signage are all from the environments that these lowrider cars cruise through. The abstract color fields reference the routes lowriders have travelled within these cityscapes while the linework that maneuvers through the picture plane is linked to both the graffiti that defaces murals as well as the lines seen in lowrider patterns. The graffiti itself is used as a symbolic reference to the erasure and camouflaging of women in the lowrider community. By showing the figure and car coming out of the graffiti the viewer gets a sense of the strong identity these women emanate. Through the combination of various materials such as acrylic paint, oil paint, gold leaf, and airbrush I build up layers reminiscent of the various layers of paint on lowrider cars. The various layers and differences in texture also create a surface similar to what you would see on a mural that’s been painted over continuously. In terms of materials, panels embody the hard metal surface of a car and canvas the pliability of domestic material. These various materials combined ultimately comment on merging lowrider culture and the more traditional art world. As well as intertwining traditionally, gendered materials as a feminist statement. My work is an attempt to bring women in the lowrider scene to the forefront as well as bring attention to this aspect of lowrider culture out of the streets and into a gallery setting, encouraging a diverse array of individuals to interact with Chicano and lowrider culture. The various artistic languages that travel throughout the picture plane bring forth the everyday scenery that these women face. The overwhelming amount of different colors and imagery demand that the audience, whether outsiders or Chicano lowriders, do not overlook the real-life experiences of these women, their candied cars and a concrete jungle.

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    BlankScapes

    (Blank)Scapes is an expansive view of artists from the Bay Area whose work explores themes ranging from beautiful landscapes to dreamscapes. What scapes will you see?

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    El Comalito Collective Collection

    12 Apr 2020 – 30 Jun 2020

    These are some curated works from our personal collection for you to enjoy. None of the work is for sale but please reach out if you have any questions.

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    Bodies of Salt, Tidal Minds

    13 Mar 2020 – 26 Apr 2020

    "Bodies of Salt, Tidal Minds" is an exhibition proposed by Creative Creatures Collective that is "An exploration of brown bodies navigating historical erasure in America, biorhythms and the survival of lifeform, and intergenerational migration through the lens of water." Creative Creatures Collective Artists: Lauren Garcia, Kassandra Prindle, Taylor Garcia, Caesar Sangalang, Rizal Adanza Additional Exhibiting Artists: Lauren Andrei Garcia, Kassandra Prindle, Taylor Garcia, Caesar Sangalang, Rizal Adanza, Abel Rodriguez, Alejandra Rodriguez, Micah Tariga, Sunshine Roque, Syah Prindle, Paul Cuenco, Joan Osato, Cristina Nuñez, Christine Trowbridge, Mason Tariga, Gayatri Arameni Oseguera-Bhatnagar

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    Bodies of Salt, Tidal Minds Room 2

    13 Mar 2020 – 26 Apr 2020

    "Bodies of Salt, Tidal Minds" is an exhibition proposed by Creative Creatures Collective that is "An exploration of brown bodies navigating historical erasure in America, biorhythms and the survival of lifeform, and intergenerational migration through the lens of water." Creative Creatures Collective Artists: Lauren Garcia, Kassandra Prindle, Taylor Garcia, Caesar Sangalang, Rizal Adanza Additional Exhibiting Artists: Lauren Andrei Garcia, Kassandra Prindle, Taylor Garcia, Caesar Sangalang, Rizal Adanza, Abel Rodriguez, Alejandra Rodriguez, Micah Tariga, Sunshine Roque, Syah Prindle, Paul Cuenco, Joan Osato, Cristina Nuñez, Christine Trowbridge, Mason Tariga, Gayatri Arameni Oseguera-Bhatnagar

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