Last Saturday was the opening of Slanguage member Raul “Spew” Vasquez’s first solo show “Residue.”  His works were based on his two year prison incarceration with the CDCR. While inside, he developed these intricate, abstract drawings on whatever paper  material he was able to get his hands on. The results were amazing and worthy for all to see.

The show was definitely  a success  for Raul and Slanguage. Check out the photos from that night.

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Artist Arnoldo Vargas was on the scene last Saturday at the opening of Raul "SPEW" Vasquez's exhibition, RESIDUE.  Take a look at a few things he saw:

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Doña Junta sat down with Raul “SPEW” Vasquez to talk about his upcoming solo show at Slanguage, RESIDUE.

Slanguage presents


 Featuring works by  Raul "SPEW" Vasquez
Curated by Karla Diaz

March 20 -  April 17, 2010

Slanguage, 640 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington,  CA 90744

Opening reception: Saturday, March 20, 7 - 10 pm
Works  and merchandise for sale, musical performances, and drinks
Graffiti  artist Raul “SPEW” Vasquez, one of Slanguage’s first, young artists that  worked at the studio, returns for his first solo exhibition, RESIDUE.   The show is comprised of thirteen ink-pen drawings made between  2007-2008 while the artist was incarcerated.  They are intricately  detailed and weave a wide array of designs and shapes taken from  calligraphy and gang-affiliated writing.  They show the artist coping  with solitude and isolation.  

 SLANGAIR (Artist in Residency)
This is the  first exhibition part of Slanguage’s residency program, SLANGAIR (Artist in Residency), which  annually invites two artists from California, including one from Los  Angeles, a national artist, and an international artist to the studio.   During their time at Slanguage, each artist builds a body of work to  show at the studio’s gallery space.
Please email for more  info.