Saturday, May 30, 2009
Monday, December 22, 2008
Harwood Art Center
Friday, January 2nd, 2009, 6-8 pm
(in conjunction with First Friday Artscrawl)
Shows Run: January 2 - 23, 2009
San Pedro de Burque examines timeless themes such as human existence, our collective history and beauty. The work strives to reinforce notions of humanity through the banal. The images illustrate our ignorance and obliviousness to nature's experiment and our contradictions. San Pedro de Burque uses parody to display the intersection of ideas and people on the global stage.
Darby Photos - Curator, Harwood Art Center
Sunday, November 2, 2008
San Pedro de Burque’s collages boil with color, scribble, and grit, like automatic writing in paint and shredded images. Aggressive and textured, infused with graffiti and urban stenciling, his often-political concoctions can read multiple ways. Starting as glyphs, they move ultimately into the realm of coded agit-prop for a world populated by soldiery, monsters, and distortions.
- Tyler Anderson, Curator
Outpost Performance Space
210 Yale SE • 2 blocks south of Central
phone: (505) 268-0044
Inpost Artspace Reception: Propaganda— San Pedro de Burque
Friday, November 7, 2008 - 5-8pm
Exhibit Dates: October 28-November 29
Monday, October 6, 2008
“The Attic” -
This pen and ink series of drawings is something I have been continuously working on since 2002. Often times my work spurs in a variety of directions, but pen and ink drawing always seems to be the tie that binds all of my creative endeavors. “The Attic”, as I call them, began while living in South America over a two and a half year timeframe. Living in a very remote area of Paraguay, without access to conventional artist tools, my goal was to create an extensive series of sketches. The dream was to someday return from this journey with a catalogue of ideas I could then put onto canvas.
In the case of “The Attic” series, I had three specific influences. The first was the inspiration of photographer Joel-Peter Witkin. Witkin is often noted for his dark and sometimes visceral photos. The underlying theme in much of his work involves taking figures that might strike fear and disgust, and posing them to be objects of beauty. His challenge to the witness is to contradict personal and/or societal perceptions and enter his world where the darkness is the light. His photos helped me question conventional beauty, and challenge my perception and view of the world around me as an artist. The second influence was living outside General Aquino, Paraguay, as a development worker. Being removed from the American bubble, I was constantly challenged to evolve and find beauty in simplicity. And finally, the third influence was the music of Bob Dylan. His work permeated my experience and inspired me to visually make sense of my world’s transformation.
On display at O'Niell's Pub until November 2, 2008.
4310 Central Ave SE
(Central at Washington
in East Nob Hill)
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
2008 Issue Release Party
Celebrate the release of the newest issue and 30 years of publishing UNM's best creative work!
Where and When
George Pearl Hall
University of New Mexico
On Central at Stanford
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30