So here’s a sneak peek at my “Playing Dead – in the forest” piece for the show at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park! The opening is this Saturday night. Nice to be exhibiting in my neck o’ the woods again! Here are the details about the show
Celebration Reception: Saturday, October 10, 2009 from 7-10 pm.
Please feel free to dress in your favorite DOD attire
The satire that has sprung from Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada’s work can be seen in the Dia de Muertos folk art of today. Please join us in our 2009 Dia de los Muertos celebration exhibition featuring the following contemporary artists:
Ronald J. Llanos
Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan
Dan Van Clapp
Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present a fun and satirical exhibition for this year’s Dia de Los Muertos. Once a year during harvest time, we pay homage to Death. At harvest, while crops die, they give back life. This is the spirit of Dia de Los Muertos ~ through death there is life.
Dia de Los Muertos is a pagan celebration to the Dead. We offer up candies and flowers and images to keep the Dead happy. This Dia de Los Muertos we’ve asked our artists to feed Death’s belly with laughter. Through laughter, he will pardon and overlook our trespasses, and open a window to the underworld where we can communicate with our loved ones. Let us feed the demon Death with sweet life. And through those spoonfuls, keep the living alive. Let us laugh and celebrate life. This Dia de Los Muertos, we hope to keep you entertained in honor and celebration of the duality of life.