Gotta Catch 'Em All!
Gotta Catch 'Em All!
24 in. x 17 1/4 in. (61 cm x 43.8 cm); sheet: 27 5/8 in. x 20 1/2 in. (70.2 cm x 52.1 cm)

Printed and editioned by Overpass Projects in Providence, RI

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Reviewed in Art In Print
Volume 6, Number 6
written by Britany Salsbury

"Michael Menchaca describes his work as a “digital codex”—a phrase that captures the juxtaposition and, sometimes, tension between the pre-Columbian and contemporary cultures that he cites. If this cultural collision has echoes of Enrique Chagoya’s codices [see Art in Print Mar–Apr 2012 and July–Aug 2013], Menchaca’s focus on videogames takes his visual language and content in a different direction. ..."
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Hear Audio transcript via the Currier Museum of Art (NH)

“Gotta Catch ‘Em All!” is my response to images spreading across social media and news outlets during the summer of 2016. With this print I'm drawing a correlation between police brutality with the obsession to catch all Pokemon in the hugely popular augmented reality game, "Pokémon Go!", where players track and collect virtual monsters.