I got a chance to hang out and interview artist Melanie Cervantes about her work, opinions on Post-Chicano art, and her upcoming exhibit Dignidad Rebelde – Art in Action at Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco. The video clip above is Melanie talking about the exhibit. The opening reception takes place tonight and I’ll be there in full force to support it. Come by and say hi.
Contrabando (Smuggled Goods) is a fresh new three-part exhibition series that invites individual artists or artist collectives to “move into” the gallery space to create a dynamic studio and public meeting place. Part 1 will feature Dignidad Rebelde, a Bay Area artists/activists collective composed of Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes. Based out of a print collective in Oakland, Dignidad Rebelde is committed to producing and distributing screen-printed political posters and fostering a resurgence in the screen printing medium for social change.
Exhibitions Dates: Sat, June 20th – Saturday, August 15th
Date: Friday, June 19, 2009
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: Galería de la Raza
Street: 2857 24th St
City/Town: San Francisco, CA