A few days ago I was in the Amoeba Buyer's office when I noticed a retail bag with the artwork from the new Calexico
album, Carried To Dust
on it. It is the artwork of one of my favorite artists, Victor Gastelum,
who I have written about in the past. After I stopped gawking at the bag and remarking how cool it was, I noticed there was something familiar about it. I went on with my work and didn’t think much of it after that.
Saturday was the opening of Victor’s new show, Xacto Mundo
, at Overtones Gallery
in Venice. I went to the opening party and it was really fun and nostalgic. I saw many old friends from back in the early 90’s from Long Beach & San Pedro, most that I hadn’t seen in a quite some time. After reminiscing about old times with that crew, I looked at that same piece, now framed and on the wall of the gallery. Then it hit me. It made me love the new artwork for Carried To Dust
I took some shots of Victor’s pieces. Unfortunately, my crappy photography skills do not do the artwork justice, so go check it out yourself.