Day of the Dead Offering to Santo, El Enmascarado de Plata

On October 29, 2014

 

 EL Santo card

November 1 – December 13, 2014

Reception: Saturday, November 1st, 7-10pm

Jurors: Juan Javier Pescador & Gabrielle Pescador

 

Quetzally Hernandez Coronado, Mi Santito (Detail), Mixed Media, 2014

 

Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, a professional wrestler known as Santo, El Enmascarado de Plata, starred in several movies in the lucha libre genre between 1958 and 1984, becoming an iconic figure for generations in Mexico, Latin America and the United States.  His performances mirrored the aspirations of the less-privileged classes in which they could see themselves as protagonists in a struggle to survive the contradictions and inequities in contemporary society.  This exhibition explores Santo’s battles against vampires, zombies, martians, mad scientists and witches, emphasizing the unique nature of the lucha libre film genre to stage and represent popular values and attitudes.

 

Please join us for an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, November 1st, 2014

 

Exhibiting artists:

 

Kia I. Arriaga

Jeffrey Bowman

Sylvia Hernandez

Quetzally Hernandez Coronado

John-Michael Korpal

Dan McCormack

Tim Péwé

Sam Sefton

Rachel Wallis

 

In addition, Local Local: The Southwest Show will be on display in the gallery’s emerging artist space.  Local Local: The Southwest Show features artists of all ages and experience levels, all locally residing in Southwest Detroit, Whitdel Arts’ neighborhood.

 

The exhibition will run from November 1st – December 13th, 2014.  This event is free and open to the public.  All ages welcome.  Open gallery hours are Saturdays during exhibitions, noon-3pm, or by appointment.  For more information, e-mail Gualberto Orozco at gualberto@whitdelarts.com.  For a full schedule of exhibitions and events at Whitdel Arts, please visit www.whitdelarts.com.

 

Whitdel Arts is a nonprofit contemporary art gallery located in Southwest Detroit.  Run entirely by volunteers, we serve the community through arts-based activities and professional development. For more information, please visit www.whitdelarts.com.

 

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