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Kalli Arte: Sueños Real
August 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is proud to present Sueños Real, Kalli Arte’s culminating exhibition opening on Saturday, July 23, from 5-8 pm. Calli or Kalli (home in Nahuatl) is central to the collective’s art practice and the focal point of the exhibition.
Paying homage to the cultural ecosystem that is Boyle Heights, the exhibition will be grounded by a symbolic installation of the artists’ home. This central sculpture will connect like roots and branches, to various images of elements, people, and iconographies that are core to their creative practice and family unit.
Kalli Arte is known for its beautiful transformations of two-dimensional prints into large-scale environments that pull in viewers with their bold colors and lines. The artists seek to transform the gallery as such, welcoming the viewers to their world of quotidian objects in the Latinx community, mesoamerican ancestors, and the people and places of the neighborhood. These images underscore the pride in their work, medium, and their roots.
Kalli Arte is formed by self-taught artists Adriana Carranza and Alfonso Aceves from Boyle Heights, and as a family and as individual artists, their work is influenced by their ancestral and contemporary traditions, their neighborhood, culture, and social justice issues.
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