William and Anna Jane Schlossman Gallery
With a roster of over 65 established visual artists, poets, writers, musicians, activists and visionaries, Grupo Soap del Corazón, led by Dougie Padilla and Xavier Tavera, is one of the longest-running Latinx artist collectives in the country. As a dynamic collective, they have infused culture, passion, and spirit to the northern plains of the US’s art scene for more than 20 years. With work that sometimes confronts sociopolitical issues, or celebrates the joy of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), or provides much needed human connection, Grupo Soap del Corazόn has generated both publicity and critical acclaim by electrifying the Latinx artistic voice.
La Línea: 22 Years of Grupo Soap del Corazón will be on display from February 24th – August 13th, 2022 to commemorate the diversity of expressions and longevity of the group that has already brought forth several exhibitions such as El Otro Americano, The Art of Democracy, Gráfica Politica, Ni Una Mas (spotlight on the 370 plus disappeared and murdered women of Juarez, Mexico), and more. Exhibited works in the La Línea (The Line) includes new work by Ricardo Bennett-Guzmán, Jim Denomie, Luis Fitch, Eric Garcia, Ruthann Godollei, Martin Esteban Gonzalez, Dougie Padilla, Susana Andrea Villalobos Sakr, María Cristina Tavera, and Xavier Tavera. Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota is the first event scheduled for La Línea: 22 Years of Grupo Soap del Corazón, followed by exhibitions at NE Sculpture Factory, Minneapolis, MN, USA; and an exhibition extension in Oaxaca, Mexico.