Xico Inc. has taken over programming at the Roosevelt Row Hot Box Pop-Up Shipping Container Galleries and will be showcasing new and exciting artwork from local Arizona artists. Exhibitions will be open from 6 PM - 10 PM on First & Third Fridays (#phxfridays) and otherwise by appointment only.
"Pero No Me Dejes Nunca" (Memorias y Rituales)
Works by Paul Acevedo Gomez
"As a Mexican-American artist who struggles with language barrier, cultural differences, and a sense of belonging, I make work that explores my conflicted cultural identity. I navigate these issues through the imagery of dreams, cultural references, and representation of the self. By looking at the way people speak and behave, their individuality, cultural values and characteristics, I appropriate these ideas in my work to offer an explanation on how they influence my identity. These personal experiences are used to further explore new possibilities and reflect my identity and reality within the work."
— Paul Acevedo Gomez
"The Human Condition"
Works from the Diablo Printmakers Guild
"The human condition is defined as 'the characteristics, key events, and situations which compose the essentials of human existence.' These key event can range from conception to your language, your trauma, your nurture. Through this collaborative group print exhibition five women from widely variant backgrounds collaborate to explore the most formative aspects of each of our lives. Exploring language, survival, expectations and displacement in our works we have pushed ourselves to reflect on our own histories and hope this show can create a space for our viewers to do the same. As you view this exhibition we ask that you consider what has made you human. What events or characteristics have made you who you are today?" — DPG
Prints from the Xico Collection
This selection of prints was chosen directly from the Xico Collection, all of which are works produced on-site at Xico by local and regional artists. Each artwork speaks to a relationship with the land and Sonoran flora, the labor of agriculture, and the pride of cultivation.