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Friday, Jul 27, 2012 - Canvassed | Art & culture

Barrio Market and Xavier Ramirez

The Roots Factory goes off this weekend

By Amy Granite
lamisnegra La Misa Negra
Starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, the Barrio Market Arts and Crafts Fair is happening at The Roots Factory (1878 Main St., Barrio Logan). The event, which goes until 6 p.m., will feature locally made jewelry, clothing, artwork, food and live music by the Oakland-based eight-piece band, La Misa Negra, who fuse Cumbia and Afro-Colombian dance music. Studios at the arts collective will be open for browsing, too. 

At 6 p.m. when the market closes, the venue switches over from a family-friendly day festival to a night of hip-hop, with music by Horace Dathomir, Scatterbrain the Atheist, Trauma Clique and others, plus Xavier Ramirez's performance art and first solo art show, UUPIIIRamirez, who performs under the name Broth Goard, uses props, sounds and movement to augment his dark-themed black-and-white paintings and drawings. He's keeping details of the show under wraps—the element of surprise, he explains, is an important component of the show. Once people see the performance in conjunction with the art, he says, it'll all make sense.  

Ramirez is inspired by black-and-white-comic art, but he almost never sketches his work. Even his patterned, geometric backgrounds are done by hand. The disturbing characters he creates are intriguing, and everything has a street-art tone to it. 

All of it is a living document, he says, tied to a time in his life when he was making good money but felt disconnected from the world. The resulting art is rooted in community, he says, and his goal is to bring people together. 

Ramirez's work will be on display during the day at the Barrio Market, too. 


 
 
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