Sunday, September 20, 2009

Venus 2.0

In this print I appropriate the iconography and composition of the Botticelli's painting "The Birth of Venus", to which I made some adaptations with images that refer to contemporary issues such as environmental pollution, exploitation of natural resources, use and abuse of power as well the high cost of the wars prompted by our "love" of oil in the "birth" of the twenty-first century.

Venus 2.0
"Venus 2.0"
Media: Linocut on BFK Rives Paper.
Image Size: 12" x 11"
Edition: 25 Prints.
Date: 2009.

2010 - "Print" (A printmaking exhibition)
Anywhere Space, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, Chicago, IL. USA.

- "Master Prints"

Expressions Graphics, Oak Park, IL. USA.
- "Master Prints" and "Años de Miedo"
Art House Gallery, McAllen, Texas. USA.
- "Master Prints" and "Años de Miedo"
University Gallery, The University of Texas - Pan American UTPA.
Edinburg, Texas, USA.
2009 - "A Question of Vida y Muerte"
Harris Gallery, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL. USA.
- Mes del Grabado 2009:
"Grabado Latinoamericano y Nicaraguense".
Museo Antiguo Convento de San Francisco, Granada, Nicaragua.
- "GAIA: Estrago Ecológico"
Biblioteca José Coronel Urtecho, Universidad Centroaméricana,
UCA. Managua, Nicaragua.