It’s hard for me to imagine how many hours James Charles must spend to put all the details into the many pieces for his upcoming solo show 333 Conspiracy. You can see the development of one of these drawings in the process shots below. The final resulting text on the piece reads “Minnicacihuatl,” a play on the name Mictecacihuatl, who, according to Aztec myth, was the Queen of the underworld and acted as a protector of the bones of the dead. In postconquest Mexico, the traditions surrounding the Aztec underworld evolved into Dia de los Muertos, with Mictecacihuatl given the name Lady of the Dead, or Santa Muerte.
Keep an eye out for more studio shots and mark your calendar for the opening of the show- July 14th, 7-9pm at Shooting Gallery.
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