Many Gods No Masters

New artworks by Francis Mead

Opening reception Sat Sept 8th 2018 7p-11p

Chulita Vinyl Club

Food + Cold Drinks


Amor Eterno Arte 

1227 18th Ave East Oakland 

www.amoreternoarte.com 

Curator Amy George-Cortez 

info@amoreternoarte.com

Exhibition dates: 09.08 – 10.31


Many Gods No Masters is a collection of new work honoring spirit, revolution and liberation. My art is constantly inspired by the resiliency and magic of Black and Brown Indigenous peoples, our ancestors all over the diaspora, and the way spirit is always present in our work and lives. My work is inspired by decolonization and how Black and Brown Indigenous peoples have always called upon the Gods, and spirits around us for protection and power. We are able to step into our personal power knowing that there is a greater power all around us, wanting us to succeed and manifest our dreams. My work is inspired by dreams and the dreamers of the world always moving towards liberation. My work is inspired by the healers, the brujas, the medicine womxn, who heal and inspire and protect our peoples and the earth even during the darkest times. And my work is always inspired by the earth that holds us and heals us.

- Francis Mead 


We are honored to have Francis Mead in the gallery at Amor Eterno Arte. The new works are large colorful visions of divine feminine energies. A departure from the black and white high contrast illustrations she has become known for. Her new work is immersive and beautifully reverent. Each piece draws you into a familiar ancestral space with a stream of consciousness. A cool and whole space filled with the energy of inspiration and connectivity. Now more than ever we need these portals, reminding us that the oppression of contemporary society is not our destined path. 


Francis Mead is a Black mixed heritage artist, dreamer and queer mama rooted in Huichin Ohlone Territory / Oakland, CA. Ever since she can remember she made art to connect with herself, her peoples, and the spirits that guide her. Her creative project Illustrated Truths seeks to uplift the dreams, history and magic of people of color, womxn, queers and young people in particular, as a way to inspire and liberate her peoples and the earth.

Amor Eterno Arte

Amor  Eterno Arte is an art gallery + tattoo studio in East Oakland  California. Our gallery curates art shows every two months + features  artists from East Oakland, the Bay Area + all underrepresented  communities. 


Between  art shows, we host community + cultural celebrations, youth workshops  and printmaking as resistance. We offer our space for free or low cost  for local grassroots organizations to fund raise + spread the word. 


Amor  Eterno Arte was started by local artists, Amy George Cortez and Chamuco  Cortez.

The Culture of Star Wars

art exhibition curated by Amy George Cortez and Chamuco Cortez 


Star Wars has developed into a powerful element of our cultural identity. Constantly weighing the light and the dark, republic vs the empire, it mimics our struggles and our politics. In every culture, the Hero of 1,000 faces appears in its oral history. A hero goes on a life changing adventure to oppose strange forces. In this unusual world, the hero faces their opposition and is victorious! Returning home, they share the power and the knowledge they have gained from this fantastic adventure with their community.


Growing up in Oakland, you know what it’s like to grow up in Tattooine. Obi Wan Kenobi said Mos Eisley was a "Retched hive of scum and villainy" much like the media portrays the Oakland we grew up in. What are the parallels you find in your own life in Star Wars? 


We asked 22 artists to explore their own culture of Star Wars and how the films have influenced their creativity. 


Closing reception Sat June 30th 6pm-10pm

 

Learn More

Amor Eterno Arte is an art gallery + tattoo studio in East Oakland California. Our gallery curates art shows every two months + features artists from East Oakland, the Bay Area + all underrepresented communities. 


Between art shows, we host community + cultural celebrations, youth workshops and printmaking as resistance. We offer our space for free or low cost for local grassroots organizations to fund raise + spread the word. Amor Eterno Arte was started by local artists, Amy George Cortez and Chamuco Cortez.

Meet our team

Chamuco Cortez

CO-OWNER +TATTOO ARTIST


Amy George Cortez

CO-OWNER + GALLERY CURATOR 


Contact Us

Amor Eterno Arte

1227 18th Ave, Oakland, CA, USA

(510) 842-3620

Hours

Weds - Sun 12p-7p 

Closed Mon + Tues