Monday, March 29, 2021
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Mextasy Limited Edition Poster + My Initial Lesson in Semiotics -- THE BORDERTOWN DRIVE-IN, LAREDO, TEXAS (an excerpt from my dissertation, The Politics of Solitude: Alienation in the Literatures of the Americas)
Thursday, March 25, 2021
THE CAUCASIAN VOYEUR
The Caucasian Voyeur is a graphic that dates back to Monday, July 18, 2011. Originally produced for a presentation in San Antonio, Texas.
Like most of the Textmex/Mextasy project, this particular digital manipulation focuses on the eyes of the spectator--consumers of Mexican stereotypes for the better part of their lives, these trapped witnesses optically imbibe at the trough of anti-Mexican hate that is right at hand for our least educated and thoughtful American citizens.
The graphic is composed mainly of three 'found' graphic pieces featuring a handsome anglo watcher, Salma Hayek, and Alfonso Bedoya (from a TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE screengrab).
This 11x17 inch limited edition print is delivered signed and numbered--it is printed on glossy archival stock and shipped, rolled, via USPS media mail.
Order here for $11.95 with 99¢ shipping!!!
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
New Tapestry Print Honoring the Graphic Vision of Diego Gutiérrez Monterrubio for the Upcoming 2022 #Mextasy Invasion of ... To be Announced (shhhhhhh ... somewhere in Louisiana!) c/s
Sunday, March 21, 2021
A man's gotta eat--I get it. And acting jobs can be some of the most unpredictable gigs on the planet. Still I am not a big fan of Danny Trejo's latest commercial for AT&T--being featured on heavy rotation during the March Madness NCAA basketball circus currently playing on four major networks: CBS, TNT, TRU, and TBS. It is base and sans irony--it purely banks on the stereotype of the scary Mexican gangbanging thug. Trejo has done other adverts where he plays with his casting central persona--not this commercial.
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Nearly three decades after her passing, Selena Quintanilla remains a Texas icon—a beloved, Grammy-winning artist who touched millions in life and continues to inspire people around the world.https://t.co/115eicJHmy pic.twitter.com/oxIiFYffYy— Texas Monthly (@TexasMonthly) March 19, 2021