Friday, December 3, 2010

Las Gallas perform and exhibit at Fourth Wall Arts Salon

In October, Las Gallas exhibited their works and performed at the Fourth Wall Arts Salon. We created a performance piece in collaboration with skilled percussionist, Elizabeth Sayre.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO highlighting us. It was created by the video/ film group called Philthy Soft Pretzels Take a look below.

Las Gallas Fourth Wall Artist Profile from philthysoftpretzls on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Artist Talk at Taller Puertorriqueno

Friday, June 4th 6-8pm
Lorenzo Homar Gallery, 2721 N. 5th St. Philadelphia PA 19133

Las Gallas will give an artist talk about their exhibition "Lo Que Aparece y Desaparece" at Taller Puertorriqueno. They will share their experience as a collective, the development of the work on the exhibit, and a few surprises.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

"Lo Que Aparece y Desaparece" Exhibit

Las Gallas would like to thank everyone that made it to our opening this past Friday. It was great to show our hard work and to have such positive feedback from all those that attended.

Our great friend, Monica McIntyre, opened the exhibit with a special musical performance.

The show will remain until June 5th, 2010. Here are some photos of our exhibit as a sneak peek, but be sure to see it in person!

Works by Magda Martinez

Works by Julia Lopez

Works by Michelle A. Ortiz

Las Gallas in Al Dia Newspaper

"No somos Gallos, ni gallinas, somos Las Gallas"
por Nubia Erives/ Al Día Newpaper
Al Día newspaper interviewed us about our exhibit at Taller Puertorriqueño. To read the full article click here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

"Lo Que Aparece y Desaparece"

Opening Reception Friday, April 9 2010 5-8pm

Taller Puertorriqueño's Lorenzo Homar Gallery

2721 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19133

(show runs from April 9 - June 5, 2010)

Lo Que Aparece y Desaparece is a mixed media print installation that explores the importance of mark making (those seen and unseen) in art, family and on the path of individuals. Lo Que Aparece y Desaparece was created by Las Gallas Artist Collective specifically for Taller Puertorriqueno’s 35th Anniversary exhibition season, The Graphic R/Evolution, and as an independent project of Philadelphia’s first international print quadrennial The Graphic Unconscious.

A mix of print techniques, including photography, screenprinting, collographs and woodcuts the exhibit explores marks themselves. How are experiences, people, places imprinted on us? How do we manipulate and recombine the artifacts of memory? What does a memory become when it begins to fade? How do we decipher marks with unknown origins? By creating an alternate reality through printmaking Las Gallas hopes to create a space to interact with these questions and the long tradition of printmaking in Latino arts.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

We ask you to respond

We are collecting phrases, words, responses related to our theme "Lo que Aparece y Desaparece" (What Appears and Disappears) for our exhibit at Taller Puertorriqueno in April.

We ask you to respond to these questions at

How are experiences, people, places imprinted on YOU?

How do YOU manipulate and recombine the artifacts of memory?

What does a memory become when it begins to fade?

How do YOU decipher marks with unknown origins?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Scar and Imprint

Lo Que Aparece 
              foto by J.Lopez

Getting ready for Las Gallas exhibit "Lo Que Aparece y Desaparece" opening 
Friday, April 9, 2010
for the Philagrafika International Quadrennial of Printmaking in Philadelphia.

I have spent a lot of time with images of Mami, Papi, and an abuelo I never met. Spending hours and hours with these images and reimagine-ing a story; stories that she told me, that he withheld and a story that I never got to hear. All have left an imprint; one that you can see on my skin and another that is buried within. This play is one that is almost done. I wrote "Graciela" to pay tribute to Mami's struggle as a single mother, as an immigrant, and as a woman who survived domestic abuse. She defended herself from all these trials by creating a world that left a bundle of scars in her abdomen, scars that lined her uterus and electrified her brain cells. Text from "Graciela" will be incorporated in the prints that are being produced for the exhibit. Mami is forever. It is my intention to acknowledge the value of the imprint and the impact it has had on my way of seeing the world and being in the world. This circle ends. The next celebrates the wonder of this struggle I call Life.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Las Gallas Community Art Workshop

On January 23rd, Las Gallas led a workshop at Taller Puertorriqueño to explore the themes related to marks that appear and disappear in our lives. The images are works created by the participants. And some will be shown in our exhibit in April at the Taller Puertorriqueño as part of Philagrafika.