(Artist Frank Romero - “Going to the Olympics Color Mural Cartoon, 2013, Serigraph)
Throughout his career as an artist, Frank Romero has been a dedicated member of the Los Angeles arts community. As a member of the 1970s Chicano art collective, Los Four. Mr. Romero helped to define and promote the new awareness of La Raza through murals, publications and exhibitions. Los Four’s historic 1974 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was the country’s first show of Chicano art at a major art institution. Since then, Romero has successfully balanced a career in both the public and private arenas. He has completed over 15 murals throughout the city. Romero has shown extensively in the United States, Europe and Japan. His work is featured in many permanent collections.
Frank Romero - (Left) “Nopal”, 1994, split fountain serigraph (Right) “Still Life with Tea Kettle”, 1965, oil on canvas
On November 7th, 2013 I attended the opening reception to Chicano artist Frank Romero's exhibition in Fullerton, California. The 'Works of Five Decades’ exhibit consisted of 50+ artworks by Mr. Romero that spanned from 1965 to 2013. From his paintings, prints to sculpture and even a few of Mr. Romero's Los Four collaborative artworks were on view. Mr. Romero was also in attendance at the opening reception to his 'Works of Five Decades' exhibition.
(Frank Romero - “The Closing of Whittier Blvd.” 1999, Giclée, Edition of 99)
It was fascinating to see so many works collectively from different decades in the show. The highlights in the exhibition for me were Mr. Frank Romero’s pre-1980’s artworks and sculptures.
(Artist Frank Romero wood sculpture)
Exhibition runs until December 31st, 2013 @ The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, California.
Gallery tour Thursday, December 5th from 7:30-8:30 p.m. with Frank Romero and curator Matt Leslie.
(Detail): Frank Romero - “The Arrest of the Palateros”, 1990, Serigraph
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Frank Romero - “California Plaza” (Left) 2001, serigraph, Edition of 140 (Right) 2001, Oil on Canvas