“South of the Border” is an exhibition addressing the timely and controversial topic of immigration through the works of ten artists. Featured artists include (in alphabetical order): Lili Bernard, Marisa Caichiolo, Pablo Cristi, Joel García, Oscar Magallanes, Maja, Poli Marichal, Andres Montoya, Sandy Rodriguez and Votan.
WED. NOV. 8th (7-9pm)
In conjunction, the gallery will present a panel discussion with Eileen Truax, author of Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation’s Fight for Their American Dream. Dreamers concerns the generation brought to the United States as children—and now fighting to remain here legally. The panel will also include Dreamers Yunuen Bonaparte & Adrián Gonzalez. (free tickets)
FRI. NOV. 17th (7-9pm)
Comedian and Dreamer Johan Miranda presents his solo performance “ALIENATED” – addressing the topics of immigration and DACA in this one-night-only standup special. (free tickets)
“South of the Border” is jointly curated by Liz Gordon (The Loft at Liz’s) and curator, art historian, and civic activist Isabel Rojas-Williams (former Executive Director of the Mural Conservancy Los Angeles).
South of the Border is part of the Participating Gallery Program of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty.
Barrio Logos: Displacement and Vanishing Iconography
Part of the Getty’s PST LA/LA initiative
9/17/2017 — 12/16/2017
Opening reception Oct. 7th 1-6
Curated by Oscar Magallanes
The Chicano movement in Southern California, born out of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, gave rise to art, murals, west coast handstyle graffiti, tattoos, and literary works along with lowrider culture and fashion as forms of self identification and cultural pride in the midst of oppression and segregation. This unique style has spread to many countries but in Los Angeles it has faced persistent attacks whether in the form of criminalization or steep fines placed on unsanctioned murals. This has created an erasure of the cultural markers that speak most clearly in opposition to systemic racism. There is a heightened urgency to preserve and document this work in the midst of rapid gentrification. This exhibition brings together artists that not only continue to use Chicano aesthetics but also uphold the use of art as a means of challenging dominant narratives.
The Destruction of Destruction was exhibited at UCLA’s annual scholarship exhibition. Was nice to get a lot of people from CPO to come out and support.
October 22 – December 4, 2014
Opening reception: October 22, 2014
Conversation with the artists, October 22, 6 p.m.
Guest curator Eric Almanza ‘04, a CSUDH alumnus and painter whose works will also be on display. He has selected the following artists whose work focuses on migration and immigration: Nery Gabriel Lemus, Oscar Magallanes, Antonio Pelayo, Eric Almanza and San Jose pure-fiber artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood.
A few artist were selected to speak about their work featured in Estampas de la Raza exhibition. Oscar spoke with Jennifer Dasal, associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art for their quarterly magazine “Preview”. A full version of the interview can be found on the museum’s blog “UNTITLED”.
With 35 works “A Movement in Two Parts” is to date the largest public exhibition by Oscar.