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Gotta Catch 'Em All!
Gotta Catch 'Em All!
Screenprint
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)
2016

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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“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.