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John Doe gallery is pleased to present “Bonus Tracks” a group exhibition by Yope Projects @yopeprojectsOpening February 22. 4-10pm. Curated by @_alfonsogonzalezjr supported by 

Yope Projects, a collective of six artists from Oaxaca, operates as a dynamic physical/virtual platform dedicated to promoting, producing, and showcasing contemporary art in Oaxaca de Juárez. Established in mid-2017, the collective, comprising Gibran Mendoza, Andy Medina, Jou Morales, David Zafra, Vidal Martínez, and Kasser Sánchez, draws inspiration from the internet, television, and music of the 90s and 2000s era. While leveraging social media to exhibit their art globally, they choose to remain rooted in Oaxaca, eschewing migration to larger cities.
In Oaxaca, "Yope" carries both derogatory and resilient connotations, depicting individuals as darker-skinned and ill-mannered yet resilient and hardworking.

Their reclamation of the word Yope operates as a form of empowerment. Acknowledging the dark past of its initial intentions into using it as a form of resilience and growth.

This millennial art collective epitomizes a vibrant fusion of tradition and innovation, seamlessly blending childhood memories and pop culture imagery with contemporary artistic expression. Embracing technology, they draw inspiration from arcade games and Japanese culture and cars, employing DIY experimentation and envisioning a future where technology and tradition coalesce. Their artwork, informed by Oaxacan rituals and the Zapotec language, fosters community engagement through workshops while sourcing materials locally to add cultural depth and identity.
With 3D scans transformed into paintings, they explore the transformative journey of creation and the intrinsic value of dirt, generating culturally rich imagery through appropriation and experimentation. As they carve out a unique space in the Mexican and global contemporary art world, Yope Projects emerges as a beacon of post-internet creativity.


John Doe gallery is pleased to present “The Meaning Is The End” a solo exhibition by Jaime Muñoz opening February 22. In this exhibition Muñoz explores the continuation of a series of diagram drawings, reminiscent of automotive repair manuals, to delve into concepts surrounding commodity, and consumerism. Within these works, Muñoz navigates concepts surrounding the intertwining of belief systems, such as religion and capitalism, and critique how they are used interchangeably, with historical parallels drawn between the church's role in commodifying the spirit and the capitalist structure role in commodifying the body. Muñoz examines  the backfiring effects of Modernity, highlighting the current conditions of the world.

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