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WHO WE ARE…

Founded in 1970 as "Art, Inc.", but incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1973 as "Self Help Graphics & Art" (SHG),
SHG is dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latinx artists.
Our multidisciplinary, intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower our community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.

ART WORKSHOPS | PROFESSIONAL PRINTMAKING program | DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS | BARRIO MOBILE ART STUDIO

 

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Poli Marichal, Utopia (detail), 2019

 
 

UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA

EXHIBITION ON VIEW APRIL 18, 2019 - AUGUST 10, 2019

Utopia/ Dystopia is a portfolio of fine art prints created in the form of a deck of 52 playing cards. Curated by Artist and Printmaker, Miyo Stevens-Gandara, twenty-six artists were invited to create two cards for the deck to create their interpretation of utopia and dystopia. The deck of cards allows the project to bring many different artists and styles together creating one unified artwork- a full deck, redefining a traditional portfolio. The concept of a deck of cards is intended to reference many things- games of chance, luck, fortune, war, solitude, precarious situations (house of cards), magic, empire, and divination. It serves as a container for many ideas, and each artist has chosen their own direction.

Artists include Pavel Acevedo, Kay Brown, Ada Pullini Brown, Leslie Dolin, Usen Gandara, Miyo Stevens-Gandara (Curator), Luis Genaro Garcia, J. Leigh Garcia, Margaret Griffith, Rogelio Gutierrez, Phung Huynh, Dongeun Lee, Kelvin Lopez, Rosalie Lopez, Sandra Low, Poli Marichal, Álvaro D. Márquez, Dalila Mendez, Wayne Perry, Sandy Rodriguez, Victor Rosas, Marianne Sadowski, Dewey Tafoya, Alex Fridrich-Ward, Christian Salcedo Ward and Andi Xoch.

Utopia/Dystopia is a free exhibition at the SHG Gallery. The SHG Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and weekends during select public programming only. To request a group tour, please contact us.

 

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