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Digital Mural Project: Rye Purvis


Thursday, October 25, 2012 - Saturday, November 17, 2012

Galeria de la Raza is pleased to present a second installment of our Digital Mural Project by Rye Purvis.
(Photo by Jenn Hernandez)

Artist statement:
I wanted to commemorate Day of the Dead and the significance it has amongst San Francisco's Mission culture and community. With some help from Andres Guerrero, we brought some life into these skulled figures and gave each one a unique personality, along with some SF Giants pride.

About the artist:
Rye Purvis moved to San Francisco from New Mexico in 2007. She received a BFA in Painting from SFAI last year. Using painting, sculpture, video, and fabric, Rye’s work is a direct commentary on the idealism of females in media, as well as the objectification of, more specifically, Native American women in media and history. Earlier this year, Rye has shown work at the Luggage Store Gallery in downtown San Francisco. Just recently, Rye also had work at the Guerrero Gallery for their September group show.  Rye works at the San Francisco Art Institute, but also finds time to instruct various mediums of art at the Meridian Interns Program and the Native American Health Center in San Francisco.


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