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stephanie mercado
Creative type, Boyle Heights native
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Take the crazy train...
Jetlagged, 2016, digital illustration on i-phone For many people some times life can be overwhelming. For others, life can be overwhelming all the time. I am a commuter. I spend an average of 2.5 - 3 hours in the car every day. Though I may not physically b...

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Live Through This
Live Through This,  2007-2015, oil on shaped wood panel, 63 x 120" Live Through This,  New Work by Stephanie Mercado Saturday, December 5, 2015 - January 9, 2016 Live Through This ,  presents a new kind of history painting.  After her family lost their home...

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New
I decided to change the name of my business from Paper Doll Press to Mano Negra Press.  I'll be updating my Logo and my sites over the next few days. 

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Detail of "Live Through This" oil on panel, 5'3" x 10'
 An homage to Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Chavez Ravine and the city of Los Angeles as it changes inevitably and rapidly. 

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Update
"Got My Mind on Your Money and Your Money on My Mind" 2014 gouache and gold leaf on board  21-15/16 x 20-1/4" - framed  available at Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX I t has been a long time since I have updated my blog. Not because I have nothing to sh...

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There, Here, Now digital catalog


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Art is Work
The Game II, 2014 gouache on paper  32 x 40" I used to hate gouache when I was in art school. It was difficult to get an even coat over large areas, it would dry too fast, and it came in small tubes that did not seem very economical. All of that changed in ...

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There, Here, Now - new works at Hooks-Epstein Galleries
There, Here, Now is a new series of gouache paintings on paper at Hooks-Epstein Galleries, in Houston Texas. These works present a new kind of history painting. Reminiscent of imagery found in historical European art, these works examine signifiers of wealt...

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Hand painted prints
Cyclone , 2014 drypoint with gouache, ed. 1/1 13-1/4 x 11-3/4" - fr
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