07 December 2011
Biborder collective Art Fist gets virginal
Regardless of your religious stand, it's a given that the Virgin of Guadalupe holds a special place in nearly every Mexican's heart. Especially Enrique Limón of SDTJ collective Art Fist.
The group's next show, In Guad We Trust, takes inspiration from Santa Maria's fest day, a huge celebration in Mexico.
Happening Dec. 10 at The Roots Factory in Barrio Logan (two days before the actual holiday), the holier-than-thou art show features reworked, reimagined and reinterpreted Lupita images by an all-Latino stable: Lalo Alcaraz, Max Bojorquez, Ana Brown, Josue Castro, Chikle, German Corrales, Chuy Espinoza, EXIST 1981, Damian Gastelum, Abel Guzman, Sergio Hernandez, Ricardo Islas, King Al, Jaime Lozano, Migz, Eddie Miramontes, MOISTRIX, Gloria Muriel, Eddie Osuna, Erika Paniagua, Jorge Piña, Maya Ramirez, Raudiel Sañudo, Pablo Stanley, Surly Gurly, Joseph Tejeda, Jona Téllez-Girón, Tocayo, Mario Torero and Perry Vasquez.
"It's a little-known fact (and an ironic one given how I turned out)," says Limón, "that my show-business debut was as at the ripe ol' age of 4 months old as the baby Jesus in the live nativity scene in the Tijuana Country Club. So you could say I've been preparing my whole life for putting together this show."
That said, que Dios nos bendiga.