Art After Dark
Sponsored by Moneywise Wealth Management
Thursday, October 31, 2019
8:00PM - 11:00PM
$5 General Admission
Free to Members
Free to Students (with valid ID)
Join BMoA for a Surrealist Masquerade which will conclude the 2019 Art After Dark season. Celebrating Surrealism’s second home, Mexico City, where the limiting European traditions were a distant memory and the movement became one of inclusion, diversity and innovation, the Museum garden will be governed by mythology and mysticism and transformed into a place of magic making.
Visual installation with artist El Oms (Omar Juarez)
Tijuana born artist, Omar Juarez, has been creating art for over 25 years. He was inspired by his older brothers in Mexico and he took that style with him when he moved to California as a teenager. He quickly found out that Chicano Art was more than just a style. Eventually, Omar took influences from both countries to create his own, unique style--heavily influenced by his childhood, as well as music.
His projected installation, "Sueños de mi abuela”, is inspired by the stories of Omar's grandma, Elvira. One Mexican urban legend tells the story of La Lechuza, a witch who took the form of an owl with a woman's head. La Lechuza would fly at night and capture misbehaving kids who stayed out too late. This short also takes inspiration from the female surrealist artists of the 1930s. You will see characters such as Frida Kahlo in the form of the deer and the dancing Rosa Rolanda. Remedios Varo is the inspiration for a bird-like character who comes to life.
Live DJ set by Chulita Vinyl Club
Chulita Vinyl Club is made up of women, gender-non-conforming, non-binary, LGBTQ+ and self-identifying people of color. CVC launched in 2014, with the context of providing a safe space for empowerment, togetherness and to utilize music and vinyl as a form of resistance against the erasure of culture. Each Chulita identifies with their own identity. They are not to be classified as one nationality or culture. Within CVC they individually identify with the following: Latinxs, Tejanxs, Chicanxs, Xicanx, Afro-Latinx and many more. The unifying denominator is that they come together over the belief that EL DISCO ES CULTURA and they believe that is worth preserving and perpetuating.
Illustration Courtesy of El Oms, 2019
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