THE HARDEST BUTTON TO BUTTONBy David Cotner
Immigration in America is today's hot-button issue -- and by "hot-button" I mean "press here for nukes." By The Time I Get to Arizona, a new exhibition about the recent Arizona immigration laws -- Senate Bill 1070 in particular, ranking in notoriety with Prop. 187 or AB 7734 -- includes a video installation by guerrilla artist The Phantom, taped surreptitiously along the U.S.-Mexico border, exposing everything from coyotes and black helicopters to the desolate wasteland that faces immigrant hopefuls trying to make it into the U.S. Featured in the exhibition: multimedia artworks by Acamonchi, Dabs & Myla, Dash 2000 Fidel, El Mac, Estevan Oriol, Jaime Germs Zacarias, and Ritzy Periwinkle. Curated by in-house artist collective Viejas Del Mercado and sponsored by shoemaker Puma, it's your chance to see the latest avant-garde street art that tackles today's issues in a relevant way -- and it's not for nothing that the avant-garde are always the ones who get shot at first.