Scissors, Paper & Glue: Artwork by Met Art Students

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Scissors, Paper & Glue features artwork from Xico González’s studio art classes at the Met Sacramento High School. In this exhibit, the viewer will see social justice, portrait collages and silhouette collages, linoleum block prints (hallway) and drawings using a grid.

In the social justice collage, students researched social justice issues in the United States and abroad, and created collages to address those issues. Some of the issues covered in these collages deal with the environmental crisis, indigenous peoples’ rights, gender discrimination, racism and police brutality.

The portrait collages explore self-identity and culture. Students started these projects by using a grid to transfer their portraits and traced their silhouettes to set the foundation for their creations. To complete their collages, students chose imagery that represents them as individuals. The finished collages are a window into the students’ souls.

The linoleum block prints explore aboriginal/Indigenous imagery.  First, the students replicated artwork by ancient cultures from all over the world, and then they created artwork inspired by these cultures.

 Through the art classes, González exposes students to different art mediums such as drawing, collage making, watercolor painting and printmaking. Art supplies are expensive, and this exhibit seeks to raise funds to buy supplies so students may continue to create their art. It is for this reason that the artwork is available for purchase. 

SCISSORS, PAPER & GLUE: Artwork by Met Art Students runs January 2 to April 30, 2017 at Insight Coffee Roasters (1901 8th Street, Sacramento). A reception is being held Friday, March 10from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. with live performances by Jojo Minnick, Feliceya Torres, Mia Muscat and Philip Rosoff- Horne. 

If you would like to purchase an art piece, please contact Xico González via email at xico-gonzalez@metsacramento.org or by phone at (916) 949-5994.

 Enjoy the exhibit!