Monday, October 25, 2010

New Mextasy Print Debuting for the Laredo Center for the Arts Show, December 29, 2010!

...and one more...

More Reviews and Previews of Mextasy in the Rio Grande Valley and Mexican Press

from Weslaco

from Reynosa, Mexico

Note: as the picture in the story above has nothing to do with Mextasy, Guillermo Nericcio García made me intercept the clipping and amend the oversight via photoshop! Narcissus reigns!

Thanks to Edgar Chrnko for the images...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

MEXTASY: Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins Prowling the American Unconscious

Original Posting: Late September 2010; update October 2010
"Mextasy: Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins Prowling the American Unconscious" is an art show opening Fall 2010 at the Art Gallery @ South Texas College's Pecan Campus in McAllen, Texas--the show will be up from September 30th through November 12, 2010. There will be a lecture and book signing (free cartoon inscriptions, no less!) by William Nericcio and Guillermo Nericcio García @ 2:30pm, September 29, 2010 at the Mid-Valley Campus, Weslaco; and at 1pm, Thursday September 30, 2010 at the Pecan Campus Art Gallery in McAllen. There will also be a reception from 6 to 8pm on Thursday night at the Pecan Art Gallery.

These events are FREE/GRATIS. Click the image above for an image-laced summary.

If you love outrageous Mexican, Mexican-American and Chicana/o art, this is the show for you! Imagine El Chavo del Ocho fused with Andy Warhol and you get a feel for the groove of the show.

Curated by Rachael Freyman Brown, with the assistance of Amanda Alejos, with the meddling of the artist, Guillermo Nericcio García, the show promises to reflect and expand upon William Nericcio's 2007 book with UT Press, Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the Mexican in America.

In addition to racist artifacts from American mass culture (the bread and butter of Uncle Sam's unconscious), the show also features works that are "xicanosmotic," that is, works by Mexican-American artists where the delicious tattoo of the Mexican/US frontera is writ large as with Perry Vasquez, Izel Vargas, Marisela Norte, and Kenny Sanchez. More to come!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mextasy Gallery Tour

A Tour of the Mextasy: Latina/o Mannequins Exhibit, South Texas College, Pecan Campus Art Gallery, McAllen, Texas from Tex[t] Mex on Vimeo.
A brief video tour of the gallery show, MEXTASY, that opened late September, 2010, in McAllen, Texas. The show features the work of William Nericcio, Guillermo Nericcio García, Perry Vasquez, Marisela Norte, Paul Valadez, and others. For more info:

Here's the rest of the gallery, featuring cool art explosions by guest Chicana/o artists:

Paul Valadez

One of the coolest things coming out of the Mextasy project is the opportunity to collaborate with artists that are new to me and that blow my eyes and mind out of this world.  One of these talented sages? Paul Valadez.  Click the image above to see a broad array of paintings born of his crazy-gifted imagination or here, for his online salon.