Changarrito with Mark Puente

Feb. 10, 2017

Feb. 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm Feb. 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Cover image artwork: (Closeup) Mark Puente, El Corazón, Screen print, 15″x 21″, 2016

419 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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About the exhibition

Friday, February 10
6pm – 9pm

Saturday, February 18
12pm – 3pm

Sunday, February 19
12pm – 3pm

Changarrito is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative pop up art gallery. Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions.

About the Artist

Mark Puente (1977, Boston, Massachusetts) draws inspiration from folk art, growing up in Guatemala, and the art and imagery of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). His pen and ink illustrations take on new life and meaning, as they are laser-etched onto milk-paint finished wood and other mediums. Mark also has a burgeoning interest in exploring the practice of printmaking. These modern folk works are produced in Mark’s East Austin home and studio, Nailivic Studios. His wife, Amy Exah, assists on the creative and business sides of the studio.

Artist Statement

“Nailivic Studios produces laser-etched and laser-cut modern folk art both large and small. Nailivic is Civilian spelled in reverse. A civilian has both the right and the responsibility to change society for the best, by any means necessary. We believe in using art as our weapon of choice.”