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El Comalito Collective

El Comalito Collective

3D exhibitions

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    Rooted: Black & Brown Bodies with Plants

    12 Feb 2021 – 30 Apr 2021

    "Rooted: Black and Brown Bodies with Plants" Curated by: Edgar-Arturo Camacho-González & Abel Rodriguez Plants are resilient, beautiful and strong much like black and brown bodies.Their visible growth tells stories but so do the roots that connect them to the land much like our stories, lore and existence. This virtual exhibition is a collection of work featuring black and brown bodies with plants as a means of reclaiming existence and sharing stories about the sacred bodies of color and their connection to the land, a connection that colonization has attempted to sever. ​ Note from the curators: Growing up brown and queer we often found that we not only needed to protect ourselves from a country and political system that historically has taken action against our existence but also needed to protect ourselves from the patriarchy embedded within our communities. For us, life has been about learning to survive, growing and helping others to grow in this ever changing world. We learn from the plants and their resiliency and like them, we are rooted and strong. Exhibiting Artists: Emilia Cruz, Josie Del Castillo, Crystal Galindo, Jonathan Hemelberg, Edgar-Arturo Camacho-González, Adriana La Artista, Daphne Arthur, Gabriel Garcia Román, Arleene Correa Valencia, Julia Vann, Travis Cooper, Rusel P., Carlos Martínez, Juan Carlos Anguiano Performance by: Edyka Chilome

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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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    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?

  • El Comalito Collective

    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.

    latest works

    • Rusel P.

      Untitled
      Watercolor and Ink
    • Adriana La Artista

      If You Plant the Seed, That Seed Will Grow
      Digital Illustration
    • Juan Carlos Anguiano

      Gods Are Not Immortal
      Oil on canvas
    • Arleene Correa Valencia

      Perla Correa
      Oil on canvas
    • Arleene Correa Valencia

      The Harvest
      Oil on panel
      USD
    • Arleene Correa Valencia

      Glass Fire
      OIL ON BIRCH PANEL
    • Gabriel Garcia Roman

      Untitled 3
      Digital Collage
    • Gabriel Garcia Roman

      Untitled 2
      Digital Collage
    • Gabriel Garcia Roman

      Untitled 1
      Digital Collage
    • Julia Vann

      Metamorphosis
      acrylic on canvas
    • Julia Vann

      Inner Bloom
      Oil on canvas
    • Julia Vann

      Reflection
      Oil on canvas
    • Travis Cooper

      King Tingz
      Digital Photography
    • Travis Cooper

      The Letting Go
      Digital Photography
    • Travis Cooper

      Melanin Fairy
      Digital Photography
    • Crystal Galindo

      Mango con Limoncito
      acrylic on wood
      USD 520
    • Crystal Galindo

      Florecita Magica
      acrylic on wood
      USD 520
    • Crystal Galindo

      Fresa con Canela
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 520
    • Crystal Galindo

      Estrella Enmielada
      acrylic on wood
    • Crystal Galindo

      Orquídea Sensual
      acrylic on wood
      USD 520
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