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January 2015

CHASING POSADA: A Macabre Populist in the City–Artist Reception

January 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Annex at Spudnik Press,
1821 West Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60622 United States

19 printmakers have responded to the artwork and ideas of José Guadalupe Posada (1852 – 1913), a popular illustrator-printmaker who had a unique working relationship with the urban environment of Mexico City. Posada observed the city from the window of his street corner studio, as he produced broadsides and periodicals to be circulated in the streets. In these, Posada trafficked in a “macabre populism,” giving his audience what they wanted—disasters, freaks of nature, social scandals and scenes of fantastical and…

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