Chingaderas Sofisticadas - KCRW

Pablo Rasgado and 'Las Chingaderas'

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Chingaderas Sofisticadas — sophisticated f**kers — is the provocative title of a group show of artists associated with the culturally rich city of Guadalajara. Organized by Esthella Provas with Samantha Glaser, it includes a marvelous painting by Jorge Méndez Blake. The word chingadera is repeated in stencils cut from white paint like a long stutter of profane poetry. (Blake's interest in poetry is more thoroughly revealed in his current solo show at 1301 PE.)

Artists were chosen for a loose association with the artisanal strengths of the Mexican city, Eduardo Sarabia in particular. One his own altered blue and white ceramics stands atop a wooden stand labeled mango fruit. (A survey of his art is now on view at The Mistake Room.) As such, the show offers an introduction to these particular artists as well as operating as a map for the ongoing treasure hunt offered via PST LA/LA.