Tres Fases

Acrylic paint
FUTURE RELICS: Artifacts for a New World
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, UNLV; curated by GULCH Collective
This mural depicts mascaras adorned with the face masks that are now part of our daily routine during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is modeled after a Fragment of an anthropomorphic brazier found at Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, UNAM, Mexico City. This reimagining represents the people that we see in our communities and evokes Chicana/o/x art tropes using my signature style. The mascaras not only symbolize the phases of our future, our present, our past, but also centers blackness and peels the layers of whiteness back. 
Video documenting Painting of Tres Fases.

It takes a community to paint a mural.

“As Chicanos, Mexican-Americans and Latinxs, we don't get to put up giant bronze monuments of our heroes as we please... our monuments are our murals!”

-Justin Favela
Video shot thanks in part to Justin Favela and Mikayla Whitmore.
Polaroid progress shots for Tres Fases mural at Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
Taken on vintage Polaroid Sun 600 LMS using Polaroid 600 color frames film
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I commissioned a painted flyer from Alexys Keller for the closing reception of FUTURE RELICS to share digitally. At my behest, the original physical copy was also included in the exhibition in an effort to attract more of our communities to the show.
Photo by Mikayla Whitmore.
Timelapse video documenting The Defacing of Tres Fases during a performance by
Adriana Chavez as Juan Chico.
Because of the areas where murals usually live, there is an attitude of indifference towards the care and fate of these murals by institutions and governments. This gives way to people defacing and interacting with the mural in ways that are not seen as attractive by said establishments. I wanted to show this integral story of erasure to this performance. By defacing it, I have created a different artwork and introducing it to the space. 
Video shot thanks in part to Justin Favela and Mikayla Whitmore.
Photo below by Miranda Alam, Courtesy of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.
Timelapse video of the set up for The Whitewashing of Tres Fases, a collaborative performance with Adriana Chavez as Juan Chico. Thank you to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art staff for the assistance.
Video shot thanks in part to Justin Favela and Mikayla Whitmore.
Timelapse video documenting The Whitewashing of Tres Fases, a collaborative performance with Adriana Chavez as Juan Chico. Paint used is Barrick White.
Thank you to Adriana Chavez for their wonderful performance! 
Video shot thanks in part to Justin Favela and Mikayla Whitmore.
Both photos below by Mikayla Whitmore.
Timelapse video documenting completion of The Whitewashing of Tres Fases.
Paint used is Barrick White.
Thank you to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art for letting me come in during lighting renovations to complete the whitewashing of my mural. It was important for me to complete this process with my own hands for closure and healing.
Video shot thanks in part to Justin Favela and Mikayla Whitmore.
Selena Daniely, Wonton John Ward, Jacob Daniely
Selena Daniely, Wonton John Ward, Jacob Daniely
Lille Allen
Lille Allen
Karla Lagunas
Karla Lagunas
Kassandra Rodriguez, Mikey Grace, Griffith Sage Grace
Kassandra Rodriguez, Mikey Grace, Griffith Sage Grace
Joana Perez, Hannah Kantor
Joana Perez, Hannah Kantor
Dan45 Hernandez, Crucial Hernandez
Dan45 Hernandez, Crucial Hernandez
Ukiyo, Zully Mejia
Ukiyo, Zully Mejia
Maribel Ponce and Alexys Keller
Maribel Ponce and Alexys Keller
Sara Villa-Gomez, Myself
Sara Villa-Gomez, Myself
Community Mural Documentation of Tres Fases
Taken on vintage Polaroid Sun 600 LMS using Polaroid 600 film
Rollover cover photo by Mikayla Whitmore