Last Thursdays: MakeShift
MakeShift is a series of ongoing Public Art Installations by collaborative artists Los Dos, where characters based on everyday people are painted and pasted on walls throughout the city landscape, activating creative placemaking. The characters are inspired by “Grafica Popular” and are presented in a larger than life format, interacting and overcoming their surroundings. MAKE SHIFT is a proposal to open the exhibition space and also connect popular culture and the world of fine art in a new way.
The unveiling of the project was held at The Station Urban Offices August 27th, 6 pm – 10 pm during the Last Thursdays Downtown Art Walk, and included photography of each of the murals and a series of mixed media illustrations documenting the art process as well as the people of the El Paso/ Juarez region.
The exhibit will be at the Station Urban Offices (500 W Overland Ave #250) from August 27 – September 18, and will then be shown in Ciudad Juárez, MX at the Juarez Contemporary Gallery ( Calle 20 de Noviembre 4305, Colonia El Colegio) October 1 – December 20 with addition works and installations. At the end of the exhibitions, the photographs of the work will be donated to public institutions.
Made possible with the support of El Paso MCAD, Amor Por Juarez, El Paso Community Foundation, LGA Trucking, MTI Ready Mix, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Vanessa Quintana, Cimi at Kalavera Studio, Andrew Joseph, Martin A. Lopez, Laura Turon, Alejandro Morales, Aaron Madrid, Ian Escalante Insurance Agency Inc.,Salom Investments, Destination El Paso, Tovar Printing, the Art & Framing Gallery, Big Media, Mi Vida Saludable, and Genesis Properties.