The Coachella Valley Art Scene & Epidemic Skate Shop team up to present
BEEF & PORK
inside Epidemic Skateboard Shop
at the CVAS Art Space
72363 HWY 111 Palm Desert, CA
Featuring works by
and Oscar Certantes
with music from Alf Alpha, EJ the DJ and Las Feas.
It’s going to be a bad ass show, so make sure to be there. Check out the works from Omar below and keep an out our for an interview with each of the artists coming soon!!
Carton de Lucha
Life Size Cardboard Sculpture
A life size cardboard sculpture inspired by the plastic luchador toys that I would play with as a child. I wanted to integrate the use of technology as an aid to create something crafted and physical. The sculpture was featured in “Elsewhere” the UCLA Design | Media Arts Senior Exhibition.
Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla
Piñata Suit Installation
The idea for this installation came from an article that I read from 2004. This article discussed an American citizen couple that attempted to cross a little girl across the American border while sitting inside a Powerpuff Girls cartoon characters piñata. This piece will be an exploration of some of the challenges that people face and creative methods of achieving their American dream. I was also inspired by my family’s personal struggle to give me improved opportunities.
I designed a life size piñata to serve as futile disguises to transport people from Mexico across the American border. The life size piñata suit was accompanied by a poster and a process book. The process book was a collaboration with photographer Jessie Penprase which documented my trip to the Mexican border and me wearing the suit. While in Mexico I learned the piñata making craft and I smuggled back a Mexican made piñata with me back for the installation.