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First Thursday Opening Reception: November 2, 5-8pm

Pop-Up Studio Sale: Sunday, November 5, 11am-3pm — Discounts up to 40%

Artists Talk with Gene Flores and Angennette Escobar: Sunday, November 12, 3pm


 Group Show 
What It Is:
A Survey of Blackfish Artist Studios

Join Blackfish artists in November for a peek into their studios and a taste of what’s in store as they prepare for solo and two-person shows in the coming year.

In addition to the group show, Blackfish Gallery offers a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire art at discounts up to 40% off gallery prices, at a special Pop-Up Studio Sale on November 5, from 11am–3pm. Many Blackfish artists will be on hand with works they are ready to let go to lucky buyers at unbeatable prices.
Shop early for the best selection!


Sounds from Tom and Neko 
Gene Flores (Guest Artist)

Gene Flores — Unto the belly of your back, 2023, etching, aquatint and drypoint, 8.5" x 9"

Two invisible collaborators have contributed to printmaker and guest artist Gene Flores’ current body of work, and their medium is music, not visual art. “In these works,” Flores explains, “Tom Waits and Neko Case have been in constant rotation in my studio, and, as I work, their words have woven themselves into my world.” The images, Flores says, are not intended to be illustrations of the lyrics, but rather, their companions.


Flores holds two master's degrees in printmaking from the University of Iowa, and his mastery of the medium is evident in his complex and detailed imagery. Whether working on copper, linoleum or wood matrices, Flores’ process eschews preliminary drawings and, instead, relies on improvisation, allowing the images and ideas to grow as he listens and works.

Flores hails from El Paso, Texas. He exhibits nationally and internationally and his work is in the collections of the University of Iowa, the El Paso Museum of Art, the University of Texas, El Paso, Sonoma State University and Universidad de Costa Rica.


Te Busca Mi Corazon  Angennette Escobar

Angennette Escobar — Te Busca Mi Corazón, 2023, acrylic, mixed media, 48" x 36" x 2"

The impetus for Escobar’s exhibition — Te Busca Mi Corazón, or, “my heart searches for you”— is a yearning to share childhood memories about family, home and ancestors. The artist brings this intimate material to life through folklore, plant and animal imagery, family photos, maps and the smell of spices used in food she grew up eating in her native El Paso, Texas. In deftly distilled combinations of these elements Escobar creates a sense of the dream- or ghostlike shapes that memories often assume, and in doing so, captures their essences.


The exhibition consists of mixed media line drawings and paintings and an interactive work where visitors can grind and bottle spices to make their own essence.

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Blackfishers Doing Cool Stuff

See what Blackfish Artists are involved with outside the gallery this month.

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