Ma' conch't do't nub't = El caparazón en las nubes = The shell in the clouds

Pável Acevedo Mexican

Not on view

Catalog to accompany Pável Acevedo's solo exhibition, "The shell in the clouds (El caparazón en las nubes)," held at Self Help Graphics & Art from December 10, 2021-February 19, 2022

"The Shell in the Clouds (El Caparazón en las Nubes or Ma' Conch't do't Nub't) . . . is a visual documentation of Pável Acevedo's printmaking process and the body of work created during his Beyond the Press residency at Self Help Graphics & Art. "The images created in this series are a celebration of the rebelliousness that is part of ourselves," says Pável Acevedo. The artist's work includes an array of mythological characters inspired by the Zapotec stories, in a contemporary context, shared by his grandfather to explore migration, immigration, borders, and the duality many immigrants contend with after leaving their homeland for a new nation. The pages are filled with otherworldly creatures, half-human half-animals (nahuales), and highly detailed work, leading viewers from one page to another"--Publisher's website, 22 June 2022

Ma' conch't do't nub't = El caparazón en las nubes = The shell in the clouds, Pável Acevedo (Mexican, born Oaxaca 1984)

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