Mar 23rd 2019

Comercio Popular is excited to host Yvette Mayorga and Caldera Magazine for a night celebrating the art of print.

Yvette will be releasing and selling a limited print edition of her piece titled “American Badge of Honor,” 2019. A Digital Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl, 8.5″ x 10.5,” Edition of 15.

Caldera Magazine will be releasing and selling their 4th issue highlighting artists and creatives as they explore food, culture and appropriation.

Our friends from Ilegal Mezcal will be bringing their sacred spirit to keep your spirit content.


PAPELES is a term many Spanish speaking immigrants use to refer to “legal” status documents in the US. i.e. In their honor, we are showcasing “papeles” from artists and writers that speak of plight and culture.

Yvette Mayorga is an interdisciplinary artist. She uses confection, industrial materials, and the American board game Candy Land as a conceptual framework to juxtapose the borderlands of the U.S. and Mexico. The spaces in the “Candy Lands” of her work relate to immigrant utopian visions of the American Dream. The smell, decoration, and personal photographs in her work serve to critique the glut of violence at the border.

Mayorga has presented her work at The Vincent Price Art Museum, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EXPO, LACMA’s Pacific Standard Time, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Chicago Artists Coalition, The National Museum of Mexican Art, GEARY Contemporary, & forthcoming at Loyola Marymount University, Tube Factory, & MASS Gallery.

Mayorga received her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was featured in The Guardian, Chicago Magazine, The Inter University Program for Latino Research, Art News, Artnet, REMEZCLA, Newcity Art, ARTFORUM, Teen Vogue, Hyperallergic, and on the cover of the READER.

Caldera Magazine® launched in 2018, and is a print and online publication dedicated to presenting the voices of artists and creatives from Black/POC and Queer communities.

Caldera, in Spanish, is a large volcanic crater, typically one formed by a major eruption leading to the collapse of the mouth of the volcano. In other words, the hole left behind.


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