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Thursday, April 7, 2011

"ELEGY" COMES TO CALIFAS


Finally it's here, Benjamin "Borish" Rojas' Elegy series is coming to the west coast... after having a successful run at Camaradas in New York it will be showing at Sol Collective in Sacramento, Califas!!! I can't wait to check it out... come out and support the homie and his powerful work!!!



Opening Reception
 Saturday, April 23 · 7:00pm - 12am


Sol Collective
2574 21st Street
Sacramento, CA

"Elegy" is a newly developed series of ink illustrations focused on the "mourning poems" of a post 1492 contemporary Brown America. Visual artist, Borish (BenRojas) recreates an element of warrior culture and the physical markings of tattoos in a modern twist. Influenced by the strong negative media on young Latino gangs, Borish reinterprets traditional gang tattoos into markings that question or mourn oppression in the Americas after European encounter. This series exposes that clash of cultures for it's violence, oppression, beauty, destruction, and creation that continues to this modern day.


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