Degradado

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The Projecto & Presa House Gallery are happy to present “Degradado” (Gradient), an exhibition featuring artists from Austin, Tx, and Monterrey, Mx in San Antonio, Tx.


“Long-lasting friendships and professional relationships inspired this show where colors turn to shapes and reason dissolves in emotions.

Each artists’ voice is clear and defined, they share very little with each other but together they meld into a gradient spectrum of awesomeness”. 


The opening reception will be held First Friday, December 7 from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM featuring music by Chido Machine (Austin, TX).

Degradado will be on view by appointment December 7 through December 29, 2018.

Ernesto Walker (Monterrey, N.L., MX)

Based in Monterrey, N.L., MX, Ernesto Walker’s artwork is characterized by the exploration of chance and abstraction as a way to encode and visually translate the reality around us, looking for links between what is accidental and what becomes meaningful. His academic formation is on the field of humanities with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations obtained in 2006. He has exhibited his work in over 15 solo and 60 group exhibitions in London, Brussels, Luxemburg, Athens, Switzerland, Argentina, United States, Colombia, Italy, and Spain. His work is also in collections in Italy, England, United States, Canada, Argentina, and Mexico.

Walker was recently a recipient of FONCA Fellowship in November of 2018, as well as FONCA Young Creators Fellowship in 2016. He was awarded 1st place in the Saatchi Gallery Drawing Showdown in 2011 among many other national and international prestigious awards. Since January 2011, Walker has served as a professor of the School of Art, Architecture, and Design at the Tec de Monterrey College.

Christina Moser (Austin, TX)

Christina Moser was born and raised in Houston, TX where art played a significant role in her childhood which continued while attending the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. In 2012, Moser received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design from The University of Texas at Austin. She’s currently living and pursuing her art practice in Austin, TX where she also works as the graphic designer at Austin-based arts non-profit, Big Medium. Moser has exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Austin and Houston, TX.

Patricia Carrington (Monterrey, N.L., MX)

Patricia Carrington was born in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and is currently based out of Monterrey, N.L., MX. Her work draws influence from the sea and the mountains of her childhood in Tamaulipas. In 2002 she received her Bachelor of Visual Arts specializing in Design, at this time Carrington also began to experiment and exhibit her photography throughout Monterrey. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibits throughout México and group exhibits and happenings in Austin, TX. Carrington has been the recipient of several notable awards in México including the Young Creators of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA), and the Photography Salon Nuevo León (Mexica- Argentina), among others.

Greometría (Monterrey, N.L., MX)

Greometría was born in Monterrey, N.L., MX. He studied visual arts at The Autonomous University of Nuevo León. His work has been exhibited throughout Mexico and is often representational depictions of animals and other characters loaded with cheerful color and vibrant line work. In addition to Greometría’s studio work, he has worked in several museums, galleries, and cultural spaces in the area of museography.

Matthew Bonifacio Rodriguez (Austin, TX)

Matthew Bonifacio Rodriguez was Born in Austin TX. A self-taught and prolific muralist, his art dates back to the early 90s Austin graffiti street art scene. Rodriguez’ uplifting and instantly recognizable characters can be found all over Austin including his black cat mural and walking smiles at Cheer Up Charlie’s as well as larger-scale projects for Urban Outfitters and Facebook. Rodriguez’ work has been showcased both nationally and internationally including Mexic-Arte Young Latinos, Austin, TX; Rivera Gallery and Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; the Deitch Projects Art Parade, Deitch Projects, NY, NY; Scope Basil in Basel, Switzerland, and many more.

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Lou Gargokken | EAST 2017

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As you may know by now, Lou is one of my favourite people in the world. Not only he’s super creative, but he loves sharing his ideas and art to the world, and that is something not everyone is willing to do… He shares his passion towards Art as a Professor, avid Instagrammer, traveller, and of course Artist and Architect.

“Humor and melancholy are an essential part of his composition. Earthy textures, exaggerated expressions, horns, wings and fangs resemble creatures from the mythological world… I guess these creatures are in some way the physical manifestation of my emotions, my madness and joy”.

Come and meet him this November 18th & 19th at the East Austin Studio Tour #95, you’ll be delighted, I swear 😉

 

 

Helping Horizons

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Our beloved artist, Patricia Carrington will be donating all profits from her 2016 series “Horizontes” to the communities affected by the devastating 8.2 scale earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico.

You can purchase her gorgeous pieces at a discounted price and make your donation through our website.

As usual, if you live in Austin or Round Rock, we can meet somewhere in the middle for pick up without any extra cost.  Thank you! ❤

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Vegan Cannibal at YJSC!

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After years of waiting, our own Carlos Olvera aka Vegan Cannibal will be bringing new work and also playing a bit here at the Yellow Jacket Social Club!
So bring your best disposition for a synth explosion by this amazing Mexican talent.

The date is Monday, August 7th, 6PM

Cheers!

Happy Bday Greometría!

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Today is one of our favorite artists’ Birthday, join me to congratulate Greometría!!!

For this special occasion and because we want you to enjoy his work at home, we’re offering a 20% OFF at the online store just use code “GREOMETRIA” at check out.

* Remember all the illustrations at the shop are hand made 1 of 1, U-NI-QUE awesome art for your eyes and soul ❤

This offer is valid from Today July 8th 2017 and goes till July 17th 😉

Have a fun weekend and Congrats Greñas!

Panel Cultural @ Casa Mexico

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Tuve el placersazo de asistir a un Panel Cultural organizado por el consulado de México en Austin, Tx. para la 2da edición de “Casa Mexico”, en SXSW.

En este panel se contó con la presencia de 3 artistas Mexicanos buenísimos que actualmente están trabajando en Austin Tx: el comiquero “Nava” de “Latino Toons”, el quasi científico-loco Victor Pérez-Rul y muralista extraordinaire Héctor Reez Ruiz. La #CuradoraItinerante mas trendy/siempre en ruta, Leslie Moody Castro fue moderadora y la responsable del vibe mas relajado, honesto y divertido que he visto en un panel tan oficial.

En la mesa se discutieron varios temas: las disciplinas de cada uno de los artistas,  importancia de la cultura y producción artística en tiempos como estos, el bizarrismo del love/hate affair de EU con México y sus productos, entre otros.

Varias cosas resaltaron, y me pegaron fuerte, cabe mencionar:

1. La experiencia de Nava en Marfa, Tx, donde se ha acogido tanto la imagen de Pancho Villa que es básicamente estandarte de la onda festivalera en esa ciudad, mientras que los mexicanos, está tan fuera de la escena como sus hogares… Nava se preguntaba si esta imagen tan fuerte, asertiva de “macho macho men” sería bienvenida en este país en realidad. Que curioso, no? Imagínense a la gringada feliz rodeada de posters de Pancho Villa, canciones, hologramas, tomándose selfies y demás, ahora imagínate donde se les aparezca en vivo, tome algo bruscamente, o les hable golpeado, no no no!.

2. Victor nos platicó de su experiencia trabajando con materiales no tan tradicionales, y como es difícil a veces transportar sus piezas de arte a EU. Nos platicó que en una ocasión le detuvieron unas partes de su obra por ser “Contundentes”(!!!¿?) así es que los aduaneros no lo dejaron abordar al avión con los objetos. Contundente? neta?! jaja digo, a todos nos ha pasado algo bizarro en la cruzada, pero esto de los objetos “contundentes” estuvo especial…

3. Héctor desde el principio nos advirtió que el no era tan platicador pero igual nos compartió varias anécdotas, entre ellas, nos contó como ahora que estuvo pintando el mural en Mexic-Arte a la gente le llamaba mucho la atención que fuera mexicano y pareciera blanco, el les aseguró que los mexicanos venimos en todos colores y sabores. También nos platicó del oficio y tradición mexicana del muralismo y como utiliza esta técnica para expresar sus posturas en estos tiempos tan eclécticos.

Anyway, nos divertimos mucho, Leslie mantuvo el panel super ligero e interesante, incluso hizo que Nava sacara unas calcomanías que traía en la bolsa y las pasara a la audiencia, claro que las pobres calcas tardaron menos en pasar por todo el auditorio que en regresar a las manos de de Nava jaja, pero si llegaron. Tarde pero seguras jaja!.

Un orgullo enorme ver que como Victor, la tecnología e invención siguen fuertes y contundentes en México; como a Héctor las raíces le llaman y le gritan fuerte; y como Nava tiene la misión-visión de un México mas unido a Latinoamérica y más aun cuando estamos fuera de nuestro país, cuando la unidad y la producción cuentan más.

Artsy Valentine’s

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We have a pretty cool offer for Austin Tx. When you purchase $45+ at The Projecto’s online store *we’ll deliver your gifts for free!!!

Make an appointment if you’d like to see what we have in stock by shooting me an email at info@theprojecto.org We’d love to meet you ❤

If you live somewhere else I’m sure we can work something out, send me an email and I’ll do my best to cut you a nice deal 😉

Have a great weekend, LOVE Y’ALL!

  • On a different note, remember to check Gabriel Santiago’s campaign to fund his new album “Traveler”!!!! That’s another great idea that supports local talent, music and really good people ❤

Besoooo!

 

Latinx Call to Action

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I just read this interesting post on Jezebel that talked about Latinx Media and how big is that void in our communities; so, basically I’m just putting it out there. Let’s do something!

I know I’m surrounded by awesome people that could generate smart, fun and worthy content, so, let’s do it!

Echenme grito si tienen cualquier idea, yo estoy trabajando en varios proyectos tentativos y me encantaría contar con ustedes y sus propuestas.

Amonooos!