Oscar’s work will featured at the opening reception on Saturday, September 22nd at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) for the Barrio Film Fest taking place in San Diego, CA. The reception is a benefit for The Roots Factory. The Roots Factory is a multipurpose community art space and artist collective located a few blocks from Chicano Park in Barrio Logan.
Pics of the staff at the Inner-City Arts Summer Creativity Camp staff appreciation wrap up party and Oscar printing shirts and green tote bags as thank you gifts.
Carol Cheh, Mike McGee, and Aram Moshayedi
July 28 to September 22, 2013
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.
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
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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.
Was happy to visit Austin and the do a quick residency with the people over at the Serie Project. Big thank you to Sam Coronado. Here are some pics of the trip. I’ll post some more soon.
As a delegate for the Culture/Strike in 2011 that visited Arizona’s border along with many fellow artist, writers and activist, Oscar was asked to contribute to the Migration Now print portfolio. Here is the accompanying text to his print.
Magallanes has spent many years painting the ubiquitous street vendor or the man selling fruit on the corner, the very same people he says have been scapegoated as “parasites sucking the economy dry. We are told this as we watch the bank bailouts. At least the street vendor is actually moving a product and puts money right back into the economy,” Magallanes said. “We need to think about the fair and equal treatment of all individuals, especially those who embody the American dream of coming to the U.S. to flee poverty and persecution, which is usually the result of failed U.S. foreign policy.”
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.
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.
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
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