It’s a Mad World, Nina Diaz

This portrait of Girl in a Coma’s Nina Diaz is but a small detail of one of two pieces of mine that will be show at Galeria de la Raza’s Mad World: Messages to the Future exhibit. I’m really excited about the work and hope to see you all there at the opening on Saturday. The portrait itself is based on a photo of Nina that I shot when they played at SomArts this past summer.Here are the details:

Mad World: Messages to the Future

a group exhibition seeking artistic Insight into the future

Saturday, May 8, 2010 – Saturday, June 26, 2010 | 12:00 pm

Opening Reception – Saturday, May 8th @ 7:30 p.m.

Featuring    Jose Arenas, Carlos Castro, Emael, Chris Granillo, Erika Hannes, Hector Dio Mendoza, Johanna Poethig, Lady Reni, Joshua Short, Jose Antonio Suarez, Robert Trujillo, Christina Velazquez, Rio Yanez, and Marilyn Yu.

Mad World: Messages to the Future, an exhibition featuring work by fourteen artists’ that imagine the future in 40 years through a fictional history of objects. In considering work for the exhibition, artists’ were asked ponder the statement, ‘If you’re interested in the future, Invent it.” Responses range from both the artistic representation of objects 40 years from now, to witty and thoughtful statements about our cultural evolution. Through works such as future almanac entries, nomad friendly furniture and functional objects made from discarded material, the exhibition will display a unique imagining of what’s to come.

Galería de la Raza
2857 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Hours: Galería de la Raza is open Tuesday 1-7pm & Wednesday through Saturday from noon till 6pm.

Speaking of Girl in a Coma, they just released a brilliant trilogy of cover albums this past week. You can preview complete versions of all the songs on their official site and buy ’em on vinyl or from itunes. My favorite is their cover of Richie Valen’s Come On Let’s Go.

Apparently, if you line up all three album covers they form into a board game. Anyone up for a game of Adventures in Coverland?

Peace,
Rio

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