Panel Discussion with 'Desert Triangle Print Carpeta' Artists
Wanting to showcase the artistic merit of the American Southwest, self-proclaimed art agitator Karl "KRRRL" Whitaker conceived of a print portfolio. He traveled around the "desert triangle" — a region defined by Tucson, Albuquerque and El Paso — to recruit 29 other printmakers, and in 2015 the "Desert Triangle Print Carpeta" was born.
In this virtual panel discussion, University of Arizona Museum of Art director Olivia Miller will talk with KRRRL, along with portfolio contributors Cristina Cárdenas, Ramon Cardenas and Manuel Guerra. Register below to join us for this free event!
Born in Guadalajara, Cristina Cárdenas is a painter, printmaker and ceramist based in Arizona for more than 30 years. She has participated in national and international artist residencies and won awards including NEA/WESTAF, the Regional Painting Award and the Hourglass Project in South Africa.
Ramon Cardenas is a contemporary visual artist, muralist and printmaker who forms part of the collaborative LxsDos, together with his partner Christian Cardenas. He has more than a decade of experience in community-based arts and is assistant curator of practice at the University of Texas at El Paso's Rubin Center.
Manuel Guerra is a contemporary artist who mixes memory and Meso-American mythology to produce traditional renderings and prints. The outcome of the caricatures and lampoons is usually bizarre and/or violent, pointing out hypocrisy, foolishness and moral and ethical transgressions. He teaches printmaking at University of Texas at El Paso.