Miriam Romais: Painted Voices (Photographs of Mission)
On exhibit from January 16 to March 7
The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present Painted Voices: Photographs of Mission Murals by Miriam Romais.
"Images of fences, garage doors, aluminum siding or windows take on new meaning when layered with painted expressions of deeply felt political action, spirituality, rebellion, playfulness and love - these murals assert the voice of the painters, and in many cases are an expression of the hopes and dreams of a neighborhood. Architectural reminders are purposefully included to evoke a subtle sense of place.
My fascination with their meaning and the temporality of these murals, inspire me to help preserve what can easily disappear or become vandalized, while helping the muralist further disseminate their histories to new and broader geographic audiences. With the help of Precita Eyes in San Francisco, these murals are kept safe as possible - therefore a percentage of print sales will be donated to this organization that has been so instrumental in their creation and preservation."
Curated by Andrea Arroyo.