Using news stands located along Market and Montgomery Street as “vehicles to deliver information”, artists Eliza Barrios and Paz De la Calzada sent bi/weekly messages through the windows of these structures. Altering the visual landscape of the pedestrian/urban environment, the messages are a mixture of iconography and slogans that call attention to the economy, consumerism and un-sustainability of the capitalistic culture.
Paz de la Calzada, a native of Madrid, Spain, is a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, sculpture and installation. She received a BFA at the University of Salamanca, Spain, and received her MFA at UNAM, Mexico City. Paz de la Calzada has exhibited her work in United States, Europe and Mexico and has work included in public and private collections of contemporary art. She was originally invited to the Bay Area to participate at Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and has had additional residencies at Kala Art Institute and Millay Colony for the Arts in NY. She has also pursued collaborative art projects, workshops and exhibitions in Cuba and Puerto Rico. She currently maintains a studio in San Francisco.
Eliza O. Barrios is a multidisciplinary artist. Her work ranges from installation, performative to new media art which draws from her background as a queer american filipina. Barrios is inspired by her fervent curiosity of how ephemeral space is perceived in relation to systems of belief. Barrios’ work has been exhibited at museums, film festivals, and new media festivals internationally and domestically, including the Optica Festival (Gijón, Spain), New Forms Festival (Vancouver, Canada), International Turin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art (Oahu, Hawaii) and Mag:Net: Gallery – Katinpunan (Manila, Philippines). Barrios holds a B.A. from San Francisco State University and an M.F.A. from Mills College. She has received an Honorary Fellowship from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Barrios is also a member of Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. have been scheming, entertaining and creating together for more than 10 years. Their work ranges from video, performative to public art. Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. have shown in various musuems, galleries and film festivals including the DeYoung Museum (San Francisco, CA), the Mix Festival (New York, NY), SF International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (San Francisco CA) and the Luggage Store Gallery (San Francisco, CA).
Paz De la Calzada