Spoke Art is happy to present Motions, a solo exhibition of new operates by Oakland-centered artist Pemex. Celebrated internationally for his graffiti, Pemex’s recent will work are encouraged by the cultural influences stemming from his travels all over South The usa and Mexico.
This new system of function capabilities a sequence of carefully built oil paintings developed more than the past calendar year as portion of an artist residency in Mexico City. Although creating these pieces, Pemex reflected on the duality of lifetime actually for these living in Mexico Metropolis and spiritually by means of the depiction of themes these types of as life and dying. Within this physique of operate, Pemex especially pays tribute to the dropped small children of Mexico who’ve died when making an attempt to cross the border into the United States. For the young children who do cross effectively, Pemex magnifies the new and sudden struggles of sustaining a twin identification: belonging to two cultures separated by a border.
Be sure to sign up for us for Motions, opening Saturday, February 5th from 1pm-7pm, free of charge and open up to the general public. Evidence of vaccination and masks will be demanded to enter the gallery. Appointments for in-man or woman viewings can be made below. To request a catalog of out there performs be sure to email our San Francisco gallery director, Vanessa Indies, at [email protected].