Black Book Gallery presents Philip Lumbang & Ernesto Yerena “Dead Relatives”

Join us on Saturday, July 9th from 4pm till 12am*
Free and open to the public
Artists will be in attendance

Denver, CO (June 22, 2011) – Second Saturday at Black Book Gallery in July will entail a visit by two artists from Southern California, Phil Lumbang and Ernesto Yerena Montejano.

Animals are our relatives. Dead Relatives is a special look at death, as a satire. Usually a taboo subject in many cultures, Mexican traditions revere death. Death is celebrated, it is humorous. The Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) patterns embodied by the endearing silhouettes of chosen animals set a cunning tone to the show. The styles of Ernesto Yerena and Philip Lumbang contrast and compliment. Whether the animal is mythological or culturally relevant, each animal carries a message that the artists would like for the audience to ponder. The dynamics of the artists collaboration result in striking imagery with two different styles working in perfect balance.


*From 4pm to 7pm Alex Pardee will be signing his new book “Awful/Resilient” click here for more information.