Jos Sances: A Tribute to Edward SaidSKU: PRNT117
Jos Sances: A Tribute to Edward Said
This print is 22'' x 22.''
Jos Sances is founder and the art director of Alliance Graphics. Begun in 1989 Alliance Graphics has grown into a successful union screenprint and design shop. Over the years, Jos has designed and printed thousands of posters and tee-shirts for hundreds of progressive causes, while at the same time maintaining a steady output of art which address issues and ideas which concern him. In 2010 the Library of Congress acquired 487 prints from Sances which represented a broad overview of his thirty years of printmaking. Before Alliance Graphics, he co-founded Mission Grafica at the Mission Cultural Center in 1980 and worked there until 1988.
During the past 15 years Mural and Public Art has been Jos's passion. He has painted murals at the Oakland Coliseum and tile mural commissions at the new Juvenile Justice Center in San Leandro, CA; AMTRAK/BART Station, Richmond, CA; and the Sixteenth Street BART station in San Francisco. Two tile murals were completed in 2009 at the new Library in Castro Valley and Arnett Watson Apartments in San Francisco. In 2010 with Daniel Galvez, Jos completed a huge 7,000 sq. ft. mural for a new Recreation Center at Ira Jenkins Park in Oakland. Currently Sances is working on a commission for Skyline College in San Bruno, CA. Jos is proudly a founding and lifelong member of the Great Tortilla Conspiracy.
This piece of art was selected to be part of the "Justice Matters" exhibit, a joint project of the Middle East Children's Alliance, Alliance Graphics, and the Berkeley Arts Center. The collection was first exhibited in 2005 and includes the works of the following artists: Ayed Arafa, Jesus Barraza, Eric Drooker, Ala Ebtekar, John Halaka, Mildred Howard, Lisa Kokin, Rafik Majzoub, Toxqui Perez, Jackie Salloum, Josh Short, Christine Wong, Holly Wong, and Jos Sances.