Ave 50

Ave 50

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

Serie Project

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Oscar has been selected to participate in the XX atelier with the Serie Project as the resident artist in early May in Austin.

About Serie

The Serie Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the fine art of serigraphy – a technique that produces original, hand-pulled prints. The organization offers an Artist in Residence (AIR) program that allows participants to learn the technique and create a limited edition of prints, under the guidance of a Master Printer. Hoping to increase the presence of minorities in the art world, the Serie Project encourages multi-racial participation and two-third of all resident artists are Latino.

A large part of the Serie Project’s mission is to market the prints created by its resident artists.  Print sales promote the artists’ careers and support the program’s operational costs.  Each edition of prints is priced at minimum so that the organization may offer original artwork to the public at an affordable price.

The Serie Project was founded in 1993 by Austin artist Sam Coronado, and has hosted more than 250 residencies to date.

 

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.


 

She Rides the Lion & AVE 50 Holiday Sale

Celebrating another wonderful year of art and community! 

Avenue 50 Studio, Two Tracks Studio, and She Rides the Lion cordially invite you to our
Eighth Annual Holiday Sale & Party!

Saturday, December 15th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, and
Sunday, December 16th from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm

Original prints, paintings, photography, jewelry, and gifts
Buy direct from the following artists:

Alfonso Aceves, Anna Alvarado, Gloria Alvarez, Rafael Cardenas, 

Mita Cuaron, Jack Fenn, Sergio and Diana Flores, Emilia Garcia, 

Rosie Getz, Yolanda Gonzalez, Cidne Hart, Kevin Hass, 

George Labrada, Ronald Llanos, Pola Lopez, Jose Lozano, 

Oscar Magallanes, Lynne McDaniel, Lara Medina, Stephanie Mercado, 

Robert Palacios, Beth Peterson, Jose Ramirez, Tina Rodas, 

Nancy Romero, Sonia Romero, Jaime Sabatte, Stormie’s Art, 

Marianne Sadowski, Hector Silva, Cola Smith, Roderick Smith, 

Raquel Soto-Escobar, and more!


Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N Ave 50, Los Angeles, California 90042

Delectable finger foods, Spiced Cider, Tamales, and Good Cheer!