Thursday, June 21, 2018

El Taller Burbuja in Oaxaca

They are busy cranking out more print editions in Oaxaca, for the Ambos Lados exchange;

El taller Burbuja coordinado por Walfred Rodríguez y Jonathan Reyes 

El taller Burbuja coordinado por Walfred Rodríguez y Jonathan Reyes 

"Barniz Toro Negro producido en el taller, trabajando barniz blando en el Taller la Burbuja."

Barniz Toro Negro is made by Adrian in Taller Grafica Libre.

From Instagram:

Iniciando ediciones en @tallerburbuja con @farez_jose_perez@jonathan_reyes_l para Tercer Intercambio de Gráfica, proyecto organizado por @hornedtoadprints

Farez Jose Perez

Plus this latest Instagram collage from 2018 Noe, making prints in Oaxaca for Ambos Lados:

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Print Rumblings North of the Border

The word is out north of the border, and printmakers in the United States are gearing up for the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange also:

Skuishi (Susan Gonzalez) started the momentum by giving a printmaking demo in El Paso in April,
during an exhibit of the previous Horned Toad Print Exchange II, which she set up at Cafe de Tolteca in El Paso last April. 

Francisco Delgado already has the print bug:

Henry Morales raises a print brayer to the project, from Albuquerque, New Mexico:

Henry Morales rearranged his printmaking studio
in Albuquerque

Pavel Acevedo may help bring in more California printmakers.  He made the below flyer for the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta exhibition, opening on June 7th:

Pavel Acevedo should participate
from Riverside, California;

Plus we have had a positive response from Santa Fe, New Mexico:

This print exchange got Connor Furr's attention at The Drawing Studio in Tucson, where he is teaching printmaking.

Connor Furr holds up a student's print
at The Drawing Studio print shop in Tucson

 We are feeling a little print love from Raices Taller 222 in Tucson:

Printmaker David "Droopy" Contreras (right)
in Raices Taller 222 in Tucson,
with Gonzalo Espinosa (left) of "Taller sin Miedo"

Tim Musso of Two Bit Press in Riverside, California is jumping in the print exchange.

in Riverside, California

Printmakers Eric and Stu
in Phoenix

We've also felt some enthusiasm from San Antonio.  Chicago?  Saint Louis?  Miami? Australia?

Friday, May 25, 2018

Oaxaca Chambeando

Taller Grafica Libre has already started making prints in Zaachila, Oaxaca!

"Preparando Trabajos para el Tercer Intercambio de Gráfica organizado por el taller The Horned Toad Print del Paso Texas"

Doroteo Tuala working on his print in Zaachila, at Taller Grafica Libre!

"Taller El Ajolote coordinado por Noe Vázquez participando en el tercer intercambio de gráfica organizado por el taller The Horned Toad Print del Paso Texas y Taller Gráfica Libre."

Noe Vazquez 
begins his edition in Zaachila, Oaxaca

Beatrice Rivas of Taller Grafica Libre (one of the sponsors of this print exchange), making her edition:

"Ya iniciamos con las impresiones para el tercer intercambio de gráfica del taller @hornedtoadprints"

Beti haciendo su edicion

We hope to also get prints from the Mexican studios below, through the efforts of Taller Grafica Libre:

Taller Santaller coordinado por Daniel Pacheco y Cristina Añorve
Tecnicas que desarrollan en el taller: Tipos moviles, grabado, fotografìa, imprenta riso.
Ubicaciòn: Santa Lucìa del Camino

Taller Plastico Multidisciplinario y OjO Tres, coordinado por Yatì y Paco Altamirano
Tècnicas: Serigrafìa y fotografìa
Ubicaciòn: Avenida Ferrocarril. dentro del museo ferrocarril.

Taller Burbuja, coordinado por Walfred Rodriguez y Jonathan Reyes
Tecnicas: Serigrafia, grabado, calado en madera.
Ubicaciòn: Primera Etapa

Taller de Grafica Enrique Flores coordinado por Enrique Flores
Tecnicas: litografia y grabado
Ubicaciòn: Huitzo

Taller King Kong (Los Tlacolulokos), coordinado por Dario Canul y Cosijoesa cernas
tecnicas: grabado y serigrafia
Ubicaciòn: Tlacolula

It's Happening!!!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Birth of this International Print Exchange

The Ambos Lados International Print Exchange was conceived in Oaxaca, during an opening at Espacio Centro in October 2017, of the previous Horned Toad Print Exchange II.

Print Junta between El Paso and Oaxaca

During that opening at Espacio Centro (run by Nidia Rosales) -- Manuel Guerra (of Horned Toad Prints of El Paso), and Beti Rivas and Adrian Aguirre (of Taller Grafica Libre of Zaachila, Oaxaca) --  talked about continuing the print dialog across the US/Mexican border.  Ultimately they decided to sponsor a bigger print exchange -- this Ambos Lados International Print Exchange -- to continue the print momentum, and explore the diversity of approaches and styles between the two cultures.

Manuel Guerra (tall in blue shirt) 
of Horned Toad Prints in El Paso,
with Beti Rivas (yellow shirt) and Adrian Aguirre (far right) 
of Taller Grafica Libre, in Zaachila, Oaxaca,


Many previous print exchanges, as well as other print projects, lead up to this Ambos Lados Print Exchange:

Horned Toad Print Exchange I

The first Horned Toad Print Exchange emerged in 2014, and inspired the YayBig Print Exchange out of Tucson.  Both print exchanges were self-published together in a catalog (view online at ISSUU).

Both print exchanges were also framed and exhibited together in several venues, starting with the Chalk the Block festival in 2014 in El Paso.

El Paso 2014

TANA -- California 2015

Ciudad Juarez  2016
Horned Toad and YayBig print exchanges,

The momentum of all these print exchanges lead to various spin-offs -- including the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta -- a portfolio of 30 large prints that continues to show around the United States.

Horned Toad Print Exchange II

The second Horned Toad Print Exchange emerged in 2017, with a catalog, exhibitions, and continues to be exhibited as we announce the call for the Ambos Lados print exchange:

El Paso 2018

In addition to exhibiting in Oaxaca in 2017, the second Horned Toad Print Exchange also exhibited in Monterrey, Mexico.

Monterrey 2018

We owe a debt to an even older international print exchange -- the Dialogos E Interpretaciones 2013  --  organized Jules Floss of North Carolina, and Jorge Rodriguez Osorio of Colombia.  This print exchange inspired the first Horned Toad Print Exchange, after which everything followed through like falling dominoes.



On our first trip to Oaxaca in 2014,  we first encountered Adrian Aguirre incidentally, when he and Beti were still working at La Curtiduria.


Francisco Delgado was the first who went  Taller Grafica Libre in 2015, to do his print for the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta.




March/April 2018

The Ambos Lados International Print Exchange was announced by Manuel Guerra at the talk at the Rubin Center, on the UTEP campus in El Paso, on March 29th, 2018.

In Mexico, the Ambos Lados International Print Exchange was announced at the Taller la Catrina, Angelica Bracho's studio, during the opening in Monterrey, on April 12, 2018.

There is a lot of print momentum leading up to Ambos Lados, and yet we do not know how this print exchange will unfold.  We expect to have fun, and will put our best efforts into it, and hope to be pleasantly surprised, as we have been with the print exchanges of the past.

Call to Printmakers