Mar. 19 – Dec. 1
Come see the newly completed Mero Muro mural Somos Ellas (We Are Them) by Victor Meléndez and Tavo Garavato. In Somos Ellas, Víctor painted a bat in homage to Austin in the style of the popular Graphics of Mexico. Tavo painted an Adelita, a woman with a flowered bandana in honor of the fight of Latina women for a world without femicides and with equity. With the anaglyph style, using red/blue glasses, two skulls can be seen, as symbols of equality and the meaning that we all have in life.
Come by the museum front desk to get a free pair of red/blue glasses to fully experience Somos Ellas.
About the Artists
Víctor Meléndez is an Art Director, Designer and illustrator based in Seattle, originally from Mexico. His work is a combination of bold lines, vivid colors, organic forms, and mysterious, spellbinding characters. Melendez’s multicultural upbringing gives him a unique approach to craft and style. This distinctive quality has given him the opportunity to create award-winning work for a wide variety of clients that include REI, Pepsi, Target, Starbucks, Crayola, SubPop, USPS, Hallmark, and Honda, amongst others. See more of Victor’s artwork here.
Tavo Garavato is a multidisciplinary designer from Girardot, Colombia who today sees himself as a “productive slacker” or a graphic artisan. He is a constantly curious person who has been immersed in projects of graphic design, industrial design, interior design, set design, illustration, and urban art. His work currently focuses on poster design under the premise “hazlo tu mismo”, “do it for yourself.” He offers his work in illustration and muralism in support of social causes, working hand in hand with foundations and groups of victims of the conflict in Colombia, such as the Victims Unit, Casa de la Memoria Museum in Medellín and other independent foundations. He has illustrated for artists such as Iggy Pop, Marky Ramone, Foo Fighters, Queens of The Stone Age, Juanes, Primus, Café Tacvba, Gustavo Santaolalla, Natalia Lafourcade, LosPetitFellas, and others. His illustrations have been used in projects with brands such as Renault, Grolsch, Virgin Mobile, Rolling Stone, Dr. Martens, Levis, Jameson, International Red Cross, and others. See more of Tavo’s artwork here.
Mercadorama – An official merchandising company in a pirate country and a collective of international graphic artists who add value through art, design and collaborations. Founded in 2009, Mercadorama has been normalizing the purchase of official merch for 13 years and introducing the culture of the silkscreen gig poster in Latin America.