Spatial Collage: Getting Wacky Wit It

Featured Artist:

Julia Arredondo


4/01/2016 – 4/30/2016


The Annex @ Spudnik Press

Corresponding Events:

Gallery Talk

Friday, April 1, 2016
6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Friday, April 1, 2016

Student Debt Suicide Letters

Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Community Workshop

Press Release:

“Spatial Collage: Getting Wacky Wit It” is an exercise in taking the collage format of assembling ephemera on paper – and transferring that practice to a larger-scale. “Spatial Collage” is an experiment rooted solely in self-expression and freedom, while simultaneously toying with ideas of formal exhibition and product placement.

Artist Statement:

Self-empowerment is a main focus of my work, specifically in the realm of publications and zines. Aspiring to be more like cartoon characters who suffer trauma but never seem to carry emotional baggage, I believe in the power of constructing positive present and future actions by taking sometimes traumatic past experiences and letting those memories work for me. I seek to empower myself and others in a way that let’s us confront oppressive experiences and turn them into badges of strength, humor, and grace.

“Hate it or love it the underdog’s on top. And I’m gonna shine homie until my heart stop.”
– 50 Cent and The Game