Alum Juan R. Fuentes Co-Curates 'Creation and Resistance: Printmaking in Dark Times'

Friday, February 24, 2017
EL TECOLOTE -- Given the events of the not so distant past, and current present, some might call these “dark times.” Juan R. Fuentes and Art Hazelwood are certainly doing that. The artist-activist duo, known for their works primarily in the realm of printmaking and political poster art, have come together to co-curate Acción Latina’s latest exhibition: “Creation and Resistance: Printmaking in Dark Times.” Exhibiting artists include Patrick Piazza, Jos Sances and Malaquias Montoya, who is perhaps the most celebrated Chicano artist in the Bay Area. “Malaquias was one of the first Chicano poster makers that I met while I was here in school at San Francisco State and was a big influence on me and my making posters as well,” Fuentes said. “He’s been around for a long time and he’s influenced a lot of Chicano artists and other artists as well.”