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

Pável Acevedo Mexican

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Pavel Acevedo was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and now lives and works in Riverside, CA. Working as a printmaker and muralist allows him to explore topics of migration, immigration, borders, and the duality immigrants like himself face leaving their homeland and moving to a new nation. Made to accompany his culminating solo exhibition in honor of his Beyond the Press residency at Self Help Graphics & Art, this catalog is a visual documentation of the artist’s printmaking process and the body of work he created during his time there. His experimental color serigraphs visualize Zapotec oral histories, combining images of mythological characters—inspired by otherworldly, half-human, half-animal creatures (nahuales)—with the words of stories passed from generation to generation through spoken word. Included in the catalog is a QR code linking to sound recordings of two Zapotec legends: "The Story of Nine Points (La Historia de Nueve Puntas)," spoken by Tomasa Antonia Garcia in Zapotec, and "History of the Zapotecs in Loxicha (Historia de los Zapotecos en Loxicha)," spoken by Minerva Mendoza Pérez De San Agustine Loxicha in Zapotec.

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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