The New Temple of HUITZILOPOCHTLI

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CENTRO ESTATAL DE LAS ARTES DE BAJA CALIFORNIA MEXICALI
presents
The New Temple of HUITZILOPOCHTLI
Colectivo de Arte Chicano

April 11th through June 15th

with artist:
Christopher Brand, Oscar Campos, Johnnie DomínguezGabriel “Espi” EspinozaOscar Magallanes, Steve Martínez, Antonio Mejía, Evan Skredertsu, Stigma, Gregg Stone & Joe “Ded” Walsh

Opening Reception April 11th, 8 pm
Open to the public and free admission

RIP Sam Coronado

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I am sad to say that Sam Coronado passed away November 11th. I had the honor of working with Sam and the great staff from the Serie Project while on a short residency in May of this year. Sam was an accomplished artist and tireless promoter of the arts. He was the founder of the Serie Project and Coronado Studio, co-founder of Mexic-Arte Museum, and a contributor to many other organizations and worked closely with many artists.

To find out more about the work of Sam and the Serie project or if you would like to make a donation to the Serie Project, please follow the link below.

Serie Project

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

 

 

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The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and LAMAG Associates present
A Biennial Providing Artists with a Competitive 
Opportunity to Exhibit Their Work 
Jurors

Carol Cheh, Mike McGee, and Aram Moshayedi

July 28 to September 22, 2013

 

Opening Reception 

Sunday, July 28, 2013,
2 to 5 pm

Hosted by LAMAG Associates

74 works of art by 46 artists selected from more than 900 artworks submitted by 368 artists. Best in Show, second, third place winners, honorable mentions, and the LAMAGA Award recipient will be announced at 3 pm at the Opening Reception.

 

Artists

Shiva Aliabadi, A.S. Ashley, Sarah Barnard, Anne Baumgartner, Todd Becraft, Nathan Bell, Mattia Biagi, Liza Hennessey Botkin, Nina Castro, Chais, Andrew K. Currey, Chris Dyson, Marc Fichou, Cynthia Friedlob, Matthew Miles Grayson, Beth Herzhaft, Randi Hokett, Romine Jaklin, Shannnon Keller, Manny Krakowski, Nadia Kusmajadi, Olga Lah, Madam X, Ceres Madoo, Oscar Magallanes, Lauren Marsolier, Tanner McCardle, Zoran Milosavljevic, Mike Mollett, Donna Morin, Keiko Nakagawa, Arshak Nazarian, Emily NyBurg, Joe O’Neill, Linda Sue Price, Jeff Rau, Melissa Reischman, Javier Rosales, Neil Shigley, Jacqueline Suskin, Lisa Talbot, Phoebe Sarason, Ricard Turner, Valerie Wilcox, Darlyn Susan Yee, and Tom Zou.

 

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Estampas de la Raza opens in Albuquerque, NM

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

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Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection

July 6 to Sept. 29, 2013

This survey of Latino and Chicano printmakers chronicles the late 1960s at the outset of the Chicano Movement to the confident expressions of the 2000s. The prints represent the issues of self identity, the Chicano struggle for social, economic, and political equality, traditions and memories that keep the culture alive, icons—secular and spiritual—that serve as signposts for the community, and other points of view that suggest new directions for evolution of the culture.

Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection comprises more than 60 prints chronicling the Latino experience in the U.S. The exhibition covers five distinct themes: “Identity,” “Struggle,” “Tradition, Culture, Memory,” “Icons,” and “Other Voices.” The exhibit features 44 artists, including John A. Hernandez, Luis Alfonso Jiménez, Oscar Magallanes, Leticia V. Huerta, Juan Miguel Ramos, Alex Rubio, Vincent Valdez, Joe Lopez, Michael Menchaca, Rolando Briseño, and Celina Hinojosa do San Antonio.

Ave 50

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The Ave 50 Studio is proud to present Oscar Magallanes and Ricardo Estrada in a two-person show opening on Saturday, April 13th (7pm-10pm). Magallanes and Estrada have gained quite a reputation as young, up-and-coming Angelenos making noise in the art world. Please come out for what will most certainly be a fresh and exciting show.

ARTIST STATEMENTS:

Oscar Magallanes:

Oscar’s recent work is an ongoing series of portraits that serves as a mapping of the artist’s own psyche through his cultural, historical and political influences. Titled “Heuristic” the portraits also serve as an exploration of the make up of popular culture and people’s movements.

Ricardo Estrada:

Humanist artist, Ricardo Estrada, paints portraits of the downtrodden. Yet, in lieu of passing judgement, his work portrays honorable and distinguished pride.

Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) non-profit art gallery
131 North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, Ca 90042
323/258-1435

Avenue 50 Studio is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the California Community Foundation; the Department of Cultural Affairs; and The James Irvine Foundation

www.avenue50studio.org

LA/SA

 

LA-SA, Gravelmouth Gallery, 2013

 

San Antonio and Los Angeles are cities that with all their romanticizations are still cities that seemingly purport rigid dichotomies in their histories. The change of demographics allows for the discovery and rediscovery of their own rich culture as seen through new eyes when placed in the context of exhibitions like the McNay Museum’s Estampas de la Raza. The tie between the two cities becomes evident in many of the exhibitions featured artists originating from San Antonio and Los Angeles. Further drawing the connection, many of the prints exhibited were produced in the print studios of Self Help Graphics & Art and Modern Multiples, both based in Los Angeles.

 

LA-SA is the first exhibition of new and current works from some of San Antonio’s and Los Angeles’ best artists with an emphasis on the artists variety of different styles, mediums and techniques. LA-SA features eight artists, six of which are artists brought together by Estampas de la Raza. While prints are an important part of the artist repertoire, for most of the artists featured in LA-SA, with the exception of Sonia Romero’s sophisticated prints, the print is not the artist’s primary means of expression. LA-SA gives the participating artists a forum to exhibit works in their primary mediums while allowing other artists to exhibit more experimental works. Alex Rubio and Jaime Zacarias’ highly detailed paintings along with the unique paintings of César Martinez will sit aside Vincent Valdez’s Burn and Recuerdo films. The films will be shown simultaneously for the first time as the artist originally intended. Oscar Magallanes work on wood is an example of highly stylized and advanced stenciling techniques. Also it was important to augment the exhibition with San Antonio artist, David “Shek” Vega, who works primarily with aerosol and Los Angeles artist, Hacer, whose impressive works are primarily large scale origami metal sculptures. These artists not only complete the circle of mediums represented but also in representing the ground breaking work being produced by San Antonio and Los Angeles artists.