A selection of posters created by Xico González over the last 15 years for social justice rallies, protests, and marches.
Exibition Dates: September 26, 2022 - October 20, 2022
Hermosa Rebeldía features selected works that were used in the frontlines of the struggle for equity and social justice. The posters address issues related to unjust immigration laws, police brutality, Indigenous rights, educational access, Black Lives Matter, decolonization, Islamophobia, and other social issues affecting underrepresented communities. The works in the exhibition were created digitally and printed as single banners and as posters in editions ranging from 100 to 2500 copies over the past 15 years. These posters were given to the masses to visually enhance our collective voices in rallies, marches, and protests. The posters were distributed in Sacramento, Stockton, Santa Rosa, Oakland, San Francisco, Los Ángeles, and other cities in California, and the United States.
Hermosa Rebeldía is sponsored by Nopal (Stockton), NorCal Resist (Sacramento), Sol Collective (Sacramento), and Raizes Collective (Santa Rosa).
ABOUT THE ARTIST
González is an award winning educator, interdisciplinary artist, poet, and a political and cultural activista/organizer based in Sacramento, California. He received a MA in Spanish from Sacramento State, and a MFA in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis. González has exhibited widely since the late 90s and is well known for his politically charged posters and his revoltoso poetry. His work is archived at Sacramento State, San José State, the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, amongst other public and private collections. While González has exhibited nationally, he has also taken part in exhibitions in Argentina and China. González’s written work has been published in several publications such as the poetry anthology “The Border Crossed Us,” from Vagabond Press. González currently teaches Spanish and Art Studio at the Met Sacramento High School, where he continues to promote social and cultural awareness, and community engagement in and out of the classroom.