Solo art exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday August 9th 7pm-11pm
Exhibition dates: August 9th – September 30th
Dosayan is an indigenous, Northern Philippine word for the act of reclining on a wooden surface, when someone enters an introspective mood. It is sung to the creator sky god Kabuniyan as a prayer for peace and unity.
Luis Marroquin presents a body of work of carved skateboards and their physical prints. These intricately carved skateboards transcend into another life. Inspired by the energy that surrounds us, Luis explores natural, ancestral, and human images. The skateboards disappear into warm wooden women inset with precious stones reminding us of our origin. Mayan bats, the four directions and images of Pakal, the Mayan intergalactic ruler, reveal a living culture that is grounded in the spirit.
Luis is an essential catalyst in our East Bay and SF communities. Not only is an artist, Luis is a voice and organizer for the real need that affect our children and elders. Dosayan, a prayer for peace and unity, flows through Luis’ work. Precious stones and mementos inset in each skateboard where chosen from a lifetime of experiences with family, the community and artist friends sharing their creativity. Luis explores balance and what that means to us surrounded by the injustices of our consumerism drowned society.
Owen Brand Designs has collaborated with Luis providing rare precious stones and fossils. In addition to the inset stones, Owen has furthered the life of Luis’ skateboards by creating jewelry from the carved scraps of wood.
The opening reception on August 9th will host a raffle for Mission Graduates. Mission Graduates is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education. For 40 years, Mission Graduates (MG) has been an important institution in San Francisco’s Mission District–an ethnically mixed, low-income community, where per capita income is just $13,951. The raffle will feature a original carved skateboard and prints by Luis Marroquin, and a gift certificate for tattoo time with Chamuco.
We are hella happy to have the sounds of East Bay’s Astralogik providing live music on August 9th. Astralogik is singer-songwriter, Charito Soriano, and Guitarist, Rowenalyn “FunkCH3N” Conlu. From Astralogik.com Both Filipino-American women time-traveled into the present to share their unique musical journey filled with acoustical soul-liberating boundaries that are created in our life’s path of constant balance. Their live performance & music creates a timeless & entertaining journey — playing beautiful harmonic melodies about life, love, hip-hop, reggae, soul and everything in-between.
DJ Ollin from LIBRE CLTRA is back again and will be providing music to dance; cumbia and mashups! From librecltra.com LIBRE CLTRA emerged as a way of transmitting culture and conscience in the form of fashion. Our designs are inspired by the people of America; from Mapuches in Chile to Huicholes in the mountains of northern Mexico. Our goal is to promote and eventually collaborate with these communities since they are our roots. Our products are completely handmade with high quality materials in Oakland, California, always keeping in mind mother earth.
Mo'Shroom Edible Productions will be creating a special menu for Dosayan!! Come hungry for this fusion of food and art!!!
Detailed information + pricing please contact Amy George Cortez