See It On Display June 7-August 2, 2019 at The African American Atelier
Opening Night Reception
June 7, 2019 at 6-9:00 PM
African American Atelier in the Greensboro Cultural Center
200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Casa Azul of Greensboro and the African American Atelier join forces to present “Engraving Injustice”, in collaboration with General Consulate of Mexico in Raleigh. This is an Exhibition of Taller de Gráfica Popular works, part of an artistic movement in mid-20th Century Mexico. It is one of the most influential and progressive printmaking collectives of its time.
is Taller de Gráfica Popular?
The Taller de Gráfica Popular (People’s Print Workshop), most commonly known as TGP, was founded in Mexico City in 1937, by artists Leopoldo Mendez, Pablo O’Higgins, and Luis Arena. TGP artists were political activists whose work represented a variety of political and social causes, such as the exploitation of the poor, the abuse of peasant rights, and the land-ownership system, among others. Many of the TGP prints depict Mexican history, including the 19th-century fight for independence from Spain and France, and the revolution of 1910.
This exhibition contains works from the personal collection of Dr. Robert Healy. It features works by Posada, Nicolas Moreno, Leopoldo Mendez and Arturo García and Sergio Sanchez Santamaria, a contemporary artist working in the TGP tradition. Santamaria’s work, though contemporary, is comparable with the best of them. It features a series of TGP prints on Afro-American and Afro-Mexican subjects from artists such as Elizabeth Catlett and her husband Francisco Mora. A set of six prints of “Famous African-Americans”, created in 1956 for a US magazine, illustrates famous African-Americans such as Crispus Attucks and Frederick Douglass.
Come enjoy amazing activities, discussions, and workshops throughout the Summer 2019!
A special thank you to our amazing Partners and Sponsors for this event:
African American Atelier, Latino Community Coalition of Guilford, Norsan Media, Wells Fargo, Consulado de Mexico en Raleigh, and Greensboro Cultural Center.