Spoke Artwork is happy to current Motions, a solo exhibition of recent works by Oakland-based artist Pemex. Celebrated internationally for his graffiti, Pemex’s current works are impressed by the cultural influences stemming from his travels all through South America and Mexico.
This new physique of labor contains a sequence of fastidiously constructed oil work created during the last 12 months as a part of an artist residency in Mexico Metropolis. Whereas creating these items, Pemex mirrored on the duality of life; actually for these dwelling in Mexico Metropolis and spiritually by means of the depiction of themes akin to life and demise. Inside this physique of labor, Pemex particularly pays tribute to the misplaced youngsters of Mexico who’ve died whereas trying to cross the border into the USA. For the youngsters who do cross efficiently, Pemex magnifies the brand new and surprising struggles of sustaining a twin identification: belonging to 2 cultures separated by a border.
Please be part of us for Motions, opening Saturday, February fifth from 1pm-7pm, free and open to the general public. Proof of vaccination and masks might be required to enter the gallery. Appointments for in-person viewings may be made right here. To request a catalog of obtainable works please e-mail our San Francisco gallery director, Vanessa Indies, at [email protected]
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