Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturday November 16, 2019 #mextasy #seattlemextasy opening nite fiesta!

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Tonight is opening night!
Calling all Seattle/Tacoma fans of all things Latina/o, Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicana/o, Hispanic (don't panic!),... and, of course, we can't forget our new moniker Latinx!!!
6-9 pm tonight
Nepantla Cultural Arts Center 
9414 Delridge Way SW 
Seattle WA 98106
818-357-0195
nepantlaculturalarts@gmail.com
Free and Open to the public--all Raza especially invited (their amigas/os y allies as well!). I will be speaking at 7pm or so and shilling all kinds of mexy swag--t-shirts! posters! books! etc!
Mextasy: Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins Prowling the American Unconscious is a traveling pop-up art show collecting the work and sharing the decadent Latina/o art collection of William Anthony Nericcio and Guillermo Nericcio García . The traveling exhibition was originally curated by Leticia Gómez Franco for Casa Familiar, San Ysidro, California , and Rachel Freyman Brown, South Texas College, McAllen, Texas —Mextasy both reflects on and expands upon Nericcio's 2007 American Library Association award-winning book with UT Press, Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucination of the "Mexican" in America​. In addition to racist artifacts from American mass culture (the bread and butter of Uncle Sam's unconscious and the backstory for the resurgence in anti-Mexican, anti-Latina/o peoples presently), the show also features works that is that is, works by Mexican-American and other Latinx artists where the delicious fusion of the Mexican/US borderlands/frontera is writ large as in the deliriously delicious artistic tracings of Kim Navarro, Chikle, Perry Vasquez, and Izel Vargas. 
The Seattle show at Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery​ (fueled by the arts cool genre in Friends of the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery​, is a totally new curated experience dreamed up by Nericcio, Nericcio García, and Nepantla Guru Jake Prendez​. Hot on the heels of the hit #Mextasy show at Iowa State University celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Latina/o Studies Program there, it appears here in Seattle to treat the Pacific Northwest to a singular “circus of desmadres.”


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Worldwide Agents of #mextasy! We Need an Assist!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Preparations Full Steam Ahead for the Iowa State #Mextasy Pop-Up Exhibition and Lecture--Part of Their U.S. Latino/a Studies 25 Year Anniversary Symposium -- Saturday, September 28, 2019. Sun Room, Memorial Union

Preparations Full Steam Ahead for the Iowa State #Mextasy Pop-Up Exhibition and Lecture--Part of Their U.S. Latino/a Studies 25 Year Anniversary Symposium -- Saturday, September 28, 2019. Sun Room, Memorial Union

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

My Latest Piece for Joshua Glenn's Amazing HILOBROW.COM site on Gilbert Hernandez, Errata Stigmata, Love and Rockets, and Ocular Ontology now LIVE!

Really excited that my new piece for the #awesome online mag HILOBROW.COM has gone live! See it here: https://www.hilobrow.com/2019/05/15/seriocomic-20/ . . . OR . . . keep reading for the longer (unsnipped by Hilobrow editor/magician Joshua Glenn's devilish pruners) director's cut:


Ghost in the Mirror
Gilbert Hernandez's Errata 
Stigmata Revisited
William A. Nericcio 
16 May 2019
 



Can it ever be written that a comic book panel, or a series of them, changed the career of an English Professor?   

Mind you, please delete the image of a be-tweeded, bearded, white man with leather patched elbows, pipe, and avuncular grin. I am a down and dirty creature of the U.S./Mexican border, and while not quite “street” I am a little scruffier than your average Ivory Tower dandy gringo.



And I am mad about comics—all comics! Richie Rich, Little Audrey, Sad Sack, the Silver Surfer, Betty and Veronica …. Don’t get me started on Betty and Veronica.

As with all images on this posting, click to enlarge!

But it is the comic I pick up in 1985—the one with Gilbert Hernandez’s “Tears from Heaven: The Life and Times of Errata Stigmata” that breaks my mind, or scars my synapses, or wounds my ocular ontological core. 

Errata, a young girl growing up in a fictional Central American town called Palomar (think Mayberry with sex, drugs, and aliens), witnesses the stabbing murder of her parents by a serial killer named Tomaso (we don’t know this in 1985—I would argue that Beto, aka Gilbert, doesn’t know this in 1985, or has not dreamed it up yet).



In that instant, in that witnessing, everything goes to pot, and her destiny is sealed.  She grows up as a precocious young adolescent being raised by a Jewish-American uncle and utterly abusive aunt, Zephie, in the United States.



The result of her murder-filled witnessing?



She suffers from the stigmata, hence her name, that is, she bleeds from the sites associated with the crucifixion of Jesus.



Jesus Christ!



In the panels here, lifted from the original comic, Hernandez focuses (pardon the pun) on the connection between seeing and being: the ocular and the existential.



In the last panel, the one I have dreams about, a dislocated, disembodied eye explodes with viscera across a mutantly giant television screen with Errata mutely witnessing.  I have gone on to to write numerous articles and soon, three books on Latinas/os and Visual Culture and I think all of them come back to that panel—the young orphaned witness with her face, unseen, to the screen.  



The smartest undergraduate I ever “taught” (I am not sure I taught her anything) the independent film maker Diana Contreras, interrupted me when I was lecturing in class about this panel at SDSU in 1991. I was speaking endlessly about the dialectical relationship between witnessing and being, between seeing and existing—you know the drill: “blah blah blah.”



She interrupts my lecture to tell me and my 120 students, "Nericcio, that’s not a TV screen, it’s Errata’s mirror."



I shut up.



I had nothing left to say.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Limited Edition Mextasy Archival Print: Please Touch the "Mexican" {Ricardo Montalban, edition}

  

an original digital mashup by guillermo nericcio garcía...

Please Touch the "Mexican" {Ricardo Montalban, edition}
2013, color xeroxography/digital art/found ephemera pasteup

...signed, numbered, and inscribed with a special note...

note, the print is 11x17 on glossy archival paper... it is shipped folded once via us postal service media mail.
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Mextasy Limited Edition Archival Print: El Santo {Flying}


El Santo Flying {Mextasy Poster}


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a newly minted 11x17 glossy print on archival paper, signed and numbered by the artist, guillermo nericcio garcía... it is shipped folded once via us postal service media mail.
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Limited Edition Eyegiene Print: Eyegiene (Syringe Logo)


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an 11x17 full color glossy print signed and numbered by the artist, guillermo nericcio garcia. mailed via us postal service, media mail, flat.
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Mextasy Limited Edition Archival Print: Touch of Mextasy (Quinlan & Vargas Print)

Mextasy Limited Edition Archival Print: Touch of Mextasy (Quinlan & Vargas Print)

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A new test print for the Adrian College show, Fall 2013--11x17 xerographic print on glossy archival stock. Signed and numbered, 50 copies only, limited edition.
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Mextasy Limited Edition Archival Print: ¡Harrumph! {Stodgy Gringo Disses Glamoflauged Eva Longoria}


¡Harrumph! {Stodgy Gringo Disses Glamoflauged Eva Longoria}


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limited edition mextasy graphic

a ridiculous new print, "¡Harrumph! {Stodgy Gringo Disses Glamoflauged Eva Longoria}", 11x17 on glossy archival stock--shipped folded once via usps media mail. from the desmadre-laden mind of guillermo nericcio garcía... numbered and signed... limited edition 20 copies...

the image of eva longoria derives from a photoshoot by ruven afandaor, italy--more here.
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Mextasy Limited Edition Archival Print: Mextasy {b&w Pulp Western Fiction Edition}


Mextasy Limited Edition Archival Print: Mextasy {b&w Pulp Western Fiction Edition}

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a black and white print, color xerographed onto glossy archival stock paper, 11x17... the print is adapted from a series of poster s designed by guillermo nericcio garcía for the San Antonio College exhibition/presentation in september 2011. 

...signed, numbered, and inscribed with a special note... it is shipped folded once via us postal service media mail.
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Mextasy Limited Edition Archival Print: El Primo de Warhol Version III


El Primo de Warhol Version III

11x17 print on glossy archival stock--newly designed for the Adrian College MEXTASY exhibition opening late August 2013 | 100 numbered and signed prints. limited edition.
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Limited Edition Mextasy Archival Print: The Doctor Will See You Now


The Doctor Will See You Now



Legions of skilled doctors cannot figure out Hollywood historic relationship with Mexican bandits 

"The Doctors Will See You Now"
2013, Guillermo Nericcio García 
A new desmadre for the Adrian College gig this Fall in Michigan! signed and numbered... 
11x17 on glossy archival paper. shipped flat, folded once via media mail. 
surprise gift usually thrown in as well!!!!
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Signed Limited Edition Mextasy Archival Print: ¡Santo Santo!


Santo! Santo! {Promotional poster, Ohio State University Exhibition, Septemeber 2012


A signed, numbered limited-edition print from the Ohio State University Mextasy exhibition. 11x17 color xerographic digital print on glossy archival stock. Shipped flat, with one fold via USPS media mail.

$8.95 USD plus $1.00 shipping
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Mextasy Limited Edition Archival Print: fridaMEXTASY {Ohio State University Exhibition, September 2012}


fridaMEXTASY {Ohio State University Exhibition}


the ohio state university mextasy exhibition, september 2012 ...signed, numbered, and inscribed with a special note... it is shipped folded once via us postal service media mail.
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Mextasy Limited Edition Archival Print: Mid Century Warner Brothers Ilk


 


Mid Century Warner Brothers Ilk



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Limited Edition Mextasy Archival Print: Dolores Del Rio

MEOW, AKA DOLORES DEL RIO PRINT

8.5x11 print on glossy archival stock shipped flat via usps media mail.   digital collage by guillermo nericcio garcía for the mextasy exhibition.
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Mextasy Limited Edition Archival Print: ADRIAN COLLEGE URBAN STREET MEXTASY PRINT (2013)



ADRIAN COLLEGE URBAN STREET MEXTASY PRINT (2013)

11x17 print on glossy archival stock shipped folded once via usps media mail. digital collage by guillermo nericcio garcía for the mextasy exhibition @ adrian college, september 2013: http://adrian.edu/news/mextasy-seductive-hallucinations-of-latina-o-mannequins-prowling-the-americ
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