Barrio Logos, part of the Getty’s PST LA/LA

Part of the Getty’s PST LA/LA initiative
Opening reception Oct. 7th 1-6
Curated by Oscar Magallanes

Descendants and Dissonance

At Salt Fine Art, Laguna Beach

September 19 – October 31, 2017

This exhibition is proudly associated with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Participating Gallery site:

Descendants and dissonance: Cultural Iconography in contemporary L.A. brings together the work of three graphically inspirited artists, Oscar Magallanes, Linda Vallejo and Sonia Romero, Los Angeles based and deeply tied to Chicano culture and the tradition of challenging propagandist iconography through the use of irony and appropriation. This exhibition seeks to correlate directly with How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney  and The Making of the Modern: Indigenismo, 1800-2015 at the San Diego Museum of Art in the idea of creating identity and the use of iconography as political and cultural tools.

Oscar Magallanes, creates across a spectrum of different interlocking mediums. Laser cut wood, video and stenciling create a hyper-detailed narrative that speaks directly to the history of propagandist iconography sourcing its power from the emotional experiences of the people who have most suffered from corporate imperialism. Through an alchemic combination of imagery, the work aims to be a visual documentation of suppression and creation, life and death.

Linda Vallejo created one of the most inspired bodies of work on the subject of popular culture and the effects it has on the hearts and minds of the people it seeks to influence with her series, Make ’Em All Mexican. Drawing from her experiences growing up in Europe and the United States, her overwhelming sense of feeling “other” and the complete lack of any reflection of herself in the strain of popular culture strong enough to make it around the world (Disney films, Saturday morning cartoons, Barbie, etc.)

Sonia Romero is an artist who utilizes traditional forms of printmaking with deep heart and narrative power and a strong emphasis on micro over the macro. Having studied print making at the Rhode Island School of Design, craft and history anchor the core aesthetic while it is her ability to present deep psychological and inwardly drawn images that speak to feelings community and shared trauma.

Salt Fine Art
346 North Coast Highway | laguna beach, ca | 92651
phone: 949.715.5554

Sculptures by Six


Sculptures by Six

May 7 – October 28, 2017

A Garden Gallery Installation in the Maloof Lemon Grove

Join us on Opening Day, Sunday, May 7 from 1:00 to 3:00pm

Artists Featured:

Kristi Lippire
Dee Marcellus Cole
Williams Catling
Joyce Kohl
Oscar Magallanes
Gina Lawson-Egan


Apr 23 – May 27, 2017

Opening Reception: 

April 23, 2017, 4pm—7pm

Reconstitution is a group exhibition that is an update and recasting of the 1987 exhibition Constitution originally organized by the art collective Group Material. The exhibition will include work by: Kathryn Andrews, Shagha Ariannia, Gretchen Bender, Dawoud Bey, Mary Ellen Carroll, Ching Ho Cheng, Tseng Kwong Chi, Sonya Clark, Joeff Davis, Sid M. Duenas, Melvin EdwardsRidykeulous (Nicole Eisenman & A.L. Steiner), Rafa Esparza, Lauren Davis Fisher, Arshia Haq, Rachel Harrison, Sharon Hayes, Edgar Heap of Birds, Brendan Fowler/Election Reform, Gronk, Anish Kapoor, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Kang Seung Lee, Zoe Leonard, Steve Locke, M (aka Michael Chow), Van McElwee, Harold Mendez, Mike Mills, Jenny Perlin, Jefferson Pinder, Christina Quarles, Umar Rashid, Marie “Big Mama” Roseman, Peter Saul, Augustus Sherman, Maryam Taghavi, Mark Themann, Danh Vo, Christine Wang, Timothy E. Washington, Lawrence Weiner, and the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

LAXART Text installation by Oscar Magallanes with assistance by Aaron Estrada, Alfreda Diaz and Adrian Alfaro.

MOLAA Panel Discussion

Legacy of the Chicano Movement: A Discussion with Emerging Los Angeles Artist

Friday, March 3, 2017 | 7:00 – 9:00pm

Oscar will be participating in this panel discussion at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA.

Writer and historian Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre leads a panel discussion that will focus on the legacy of the Chicano Movement as it relates to the work of today’s emerging Latino & Chicano artists.Topics will include muralism and social justice movements in the context of Frank Romero’s politically charged work of the 1980s and 1990s.

$10 / Members Free
Space is limited. First come, first served.
For info call (562) 437-1689 or visit

MOLAA’s Friday night programming is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


Poderosas Para Siempre




Museum of Latin American Art’s Día de los Muertos Exhibition

October 12, 2016 – December 4, 2016

My work will be included in this juried exhibition of Southern California artist. The art and altars are displayed to the public in the MOLAA galleries and are featured as a part of MOLAA’s Día de los Muertos curriculum.

Real Eyes print release and fundraiser for Inner-City Arts


Venice, California- Rose Room
RealEyes print release
May 4th, 2016 Wednesday 7-11 pm

6 Rose Ave.
Venice Beach, CA 90291

Charly West in conjunction with Oscar Magallanes invite you to the RealEyes print release party benefiting Inner-City Arts. Inner-City Arts is one of the nation’s most widely regarded arts education provider located in the heart of Skid Row area of Los Angeles serving disadvantaged children and youth.