UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts for the 2020 Graduate Open Studios

February 29, 2020, 3-6 p.m.
Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego
Free & Open to the Public.

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This is our opportunity to share with you and the San Diego community our research, scholarship, and artistic practices. Open Studios will feature over 40 MFA & PhD artists’ open studios, exhibitions, screenings, and publications produced in the Department of Visual Arts. The artists will be present in their studios throughout the afternoon and excited to talk about and share their work with you.

The winner of the 2020 David Antin Prize will be announced at 3 p.m., kicking off the Open Studios. This annual prize was started to support a third-year MFA Visual Arts student who reflects David Antin’s focus on interdisciplinary work and the use of multiple mediums. The awardee has shown originality and creativity in work as an artist or writer in the field of art criticism. The prize comes with a $1,000 award.

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM, EL ARTE DE LAS ALMAS: DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS 2019

October 11 – December 15, 2019

Opening at the California Museum’s Día de los Muertos Fiesta on Fri., Oct. 11, “El Arte de las Almas: Día de los Muertos 2019” (“The Art of Souls: Day of the Dead 2019”) is a new exhibit featuring original art and contemporary altar installations by California artists including Oscar Magallanes, John S. Huerta and Raul Mejia.

A journey through life, love and death, the exhibit explores the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring deceased loved ones each year on November 1 and 2 by displaying calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), altares de muertos (altars of the dead) and ofrendas (offerings), which has evolved from the Aztecs to modern-day Mexico and California.

Members of the public are also invited to remember a lost loved one in the exhibit’s Community Altar.

Contemporary Codices


Contemporary Codices: Current Archives of Latinx, Xicanx, and Indigenous Cultures

Group exhibition by Latinx, Xicanx, and Indigenous artists:
Xico González
José González
Greg Iron
Kalli Arte
Edgar Lampkin
Lurac
Oscar Magallanes
Chucha Marquez
Mayra Ramos
Yvonne Saldaña
Stephany Sanchez

On June 9th, Sol Collective has the honor of hosting the opening reception for “Contemporary Codices: Current Archives of Latinx, Xicanx, and Indigenous Cultures,” group art exhibition co-curated by Monica Vega Latona and Luis R. Campos-Garcia, that will be on display at Sol Collective during June 2018.

Before the Conquest, Pre-Columbian groups of Mixtec, Mexica, and Mayan cultures used graphic books to record information and to communicate their messages. These books documented everyday life and knowledge with full-color imagery. Even after European contact, indigenous and mestizo culture was archived in codices, paintings and sculptures.
Throughout Latino history, culture has been documented with the printed image from silkscreen and other printmaking techniques, murals, and paintings with messages of political, economic struggle, cultural pride, and popular culture.
Our cultures have morphed into various forms of cultural celebration. From images of La Lotería on band t-shirts to La Virgen tattoos, calavera silkscreens, papel picado zones. From Zapatista photos to Chibi-style Che’s, graphic art continues to document our stories and legacies.
This show connects the past and the present, celebrating Latinx, Xicanx, and Indigenous cultures. Through the visual art of comics, silkscreens, zines, drawings, prints, paintings, and mixed media, artists reclaim cultural identity with contemporary art to tell our stories.

Opening reception: Saturday, June 9th, 5 – 8 pm.

Exhibition dates: On display from June 9th to July 7th, 2018

Free and open to the public!

Location:
Sol Collective Arts and Cultural Center
2574 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95818

PST LA/LA’s South of the Border

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.

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ARTE Y ALMAS at The California Museum

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS 2017
Oct. 13-Dec. 30, 2017

A journey through life, love and death, Arte y Almas: Día de Los Muertos 2017 (Art & Souls: Day of the Dead 2017) features contemporary installations by La Sonrisa de La Muerte and Lapiztola from Mexico and California artists Lurac and Oscar Magallanes.

Opening at the Museum’s Dia de Los Muertos Fiesta 2017 (Day of the Dead Party 2017)  on Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, the exhibit explores the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring deceased loved ones each year on November 1 and 2 by creating calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), altares de muertos (altars of the dead) and ofrendas (offerings), which has evolved from the Aztecs to modern day Mexico and California.

Members of the public are also invited to celebrate friends and family with a remembrance in the exhibit’s accompanying Community Altar Oct. 7 through Dec. 30, 2017.


 

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

Crossing Borders Exhibition

October 22 – December 4, 2014
Opening reception: October 22, 2014
Conversation with the artists, October 22, 6 p.m.

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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.

North Carolina Museum of Art Interview

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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”.