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Maricón Collective & Juan Manuel Gudiño


Sun, Sep 20, 2015, 5–8 pm

Bowtie Project
2780 W. Casitas Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039

LA based collaborative Maricón Collective will pair up with artist Juan Manuel Gudiño for the fourth installment of Con/Safos at the Bowtie ProjectC/S or Con/Safos is a site-specific sculpture and year long revolving installation by Rafa Esparza. Special thanks to Chavos Tacos for catering.

This installation will run from September 20 – October 19 2015.

Maricón Collective: Maricón – 1) Derogatory term; crude word for a gay man used by straight men and women to insult gay men or to question the masculinity of straight men. Comparable to faggot. 2) A Affectionate term of address used by certain gay men to address other gay men, often in jest. We are a Queer Chicano/Latino DJ and artist collective. We are fed up with the lack of spaces that do not cater to us or are not comfortable with our presence and noise making. We aim to bring the sounds we grew up with in our East LA/SGV backyard functions to party places near you. Oldies, Funk, R&B, Cumbias, Freestyle, House and more. We takeover dance floors and spaces and make them our own through the power of music, dance, and art. We hope to bring QPOC people together through celebration of our culture. Current Members: Crasslos, Rudy Bleu, Manuel Paul – Scab, and Michael – Scab.

Juan Manuel Gudiño: “I paint because it feels good. My work evolves organically – it cannot be forced. I construct my work by means of repetition, randomness and improvisation. My work is controlled by how my body feels while making – the act of being public or private; the traces of the rhythm left on the surfaces. it does not seek an end other than that which arises from the interaction of movement, visual perception, and the constant development of technique and process. It can be deformed. I am presenting a series of drawings and paintings based on simple geometric ideals: the action of release and the capture of movement.”

Photo: Matt Rose