Art opening reception: Messengers of the Posada Influence
Image courtesy of the artists
In conjunction with the 100 year anniversary of the death of revolutionary Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), six contemporary printmakers are being featured at the Museum of Printing History, demonstrating the lasting influence of this legendary printer. Key elements that link their work to Posada are a gritty realism and raw depiction of humanity, political-social satire and themes of vanitas and an evocation of street scenes and popular culture as well as a wide appeal of Posada imagery, including the calaveras and katrinas.
Artists featured are Artemio Rodriguez, The Amazing Hancock Brothers, Tom Huck, Dennis Mc Nett and Carlos Hernandez.