1. thegetty:

    L.A. “was born as an idea” with a mission to be an intersection of cultures. —LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

    Pacific Standard Time is back to explore Latin American and Latin@ art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

    A list of the 40+ grant recipients here!



  2. image: Ricardo Valverde, Boulevard Night, 1979/1991, Gelatin silver print, hand applied pigment, 11x14 inches, Esperanza Valverde and Christopher J. Valverde Collection

    Ricardo Valverde: Experimental Sights, 1971 - 1996
    May 17 to July 26, 2014
    Large Gallery
    Opening Reception on Saturday, May 17, 4 to 6 p.m.

    The late Los Angeles-based photographer and artist Ricardo Valverde (1946-1998) is featured in a career retrospective at VPAM. The exhibition is guest-curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and highlights more than one hundred artworks spanning a twenty-five-year period of production.

    Ricardo Valverde: Experimental Sights, 1971-1996, includes works in a wide range of media, from black-and-white and color photographs, to solarized and intervened gelatin silver prints, to painterly collages that incorporate photographs and are mounted on canvas. The exhibition includes several videos; slide projections from Valverde’s photographs of lowriders, Day of the Dead celebrations, commercial signage; a light box with experimental slides treated as sculptural objects; and ceramic sculptures that resonate with his photography.

    VPAM’s exhibition is the first survey of Valverde’s extensive body of work, and it is undertaken in partnership with the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC), which recently published Ricardo Valverde, a new monograph in its award-winning A Ver: Revisioning Art History series. “With Ricardo Valverde: Experimental Sights, 1971-1996, we are working together in order to develop and present a comprehensive exhibition on a major L.A. artist who has been overlooked for too long,” explains CSRC director Chon A. Noriega. “Valverde was highly influenced by the New York School of street photographers and yet his photographs were never simply documents. They are works of art, visual artifacts of urban modern life in East L.A. during his lifetime, and a very personal expression unlike that of any other celebrated art photographer from Los Angeles.”

    Valverde’s artwork is included in collections in the U.S., Mexico, and Cuba, and his photographs were exhibited most recently in the Getty Foundation’s 2011-12 initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1980, with multiple works in two exhibitions: Asco: Elite of the Obscure at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and MEX/LA: Mexican Modernism(s) in Los Angeles,1930-1985, at the Museum of Latin American Art.

    Public Programming:
    Panel Discussion
    Saturday, June 14, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Join Chon A. Noriega in conversation with the exhibition’s curator Cecilia Fajardo-Hill,
    author Ramón García, and artist Rubén Ortiz Torres.

    Curator’s Walk Through
    Saturday, June 21, 2:00 p.m.
    Walk through of the exhibition with guest curator Cecilia Fajardo-Hill.

    All events and programs are free and open to the public.

    About the Curator:
    Cecilia Fajardo-Hill is an independent curator specializing in modern and contemporary Latin American art. She has served as chief curator at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, and as director and chief curator for the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation and the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection. She is currently a visiting scholar at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

    Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) on the campus of East Los Angeles College (ELAC) has been open in its brand new facility since May 2011. At 40,000 square feet, it is the largest museum serving the San Gabriel Valley. And, as part the Performing & Fine Arts Center on campus, VPAM is dedicated to the presentation of significant and wide-ranging exhibitions that directly benefit ELAC and all of our surrounding communities.

    For complete exhibition descriptions, related free programs, public hours, parking, and other information: http://vincentpriceartmuseum.org


  3. saldamando:

    La Sandraswitchblade

    colored pencil, spray paint, glitter on paper


    Artist: Shizu Saldamando

  4. philiplumbang:

    #deadrelatives #huglife @ernestoyerena

    CAM:Eagle of the Dead" Signed and Numbered. 8x10 inches Edition of 150 Signed by both Artists: Philip Lumbang & Ernesto Yerena

  5. violencegirl:

    Avoid Black Friday madness, get your signed copy of Violence Girl & a limited edition book bag now! only 8 left.



    (via violencegirl-deactivated2014061)


  6. flan-jaimemunoz:

    Come check out this group show on the 7th @ YOUth.


  7. Robert Palacios at ChimMaya Gallery

    ‘Slice of Life’

    ChimMaya Gallery
    5283 E. Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90022
    Opening reception: November 10th 3-7PM
    November 10th thru December 4th


  8. themuckenthaler:

    "Nino y Caballo"
    The 1984 mural embellishing the South wall of the Victor Clothing Company in downtown Los Angeles is a vision expressing freedom & joy. Come see Frank Romero’s work displayed in our gallery beginning Nov. 7th! http://themuck.org/nov-7-gallery-opening-reception-frank-romero/ #themuck #frankromero #nino #caballo #LA #streetart




    imageimagePayasa 1978-80 digital print on archival paper 25 X 16 1/2 in

    through Sep 02, 2012
    MCASD La Jolla

    700 Prospect Street
    La Jolla, CA 92037-4291

    On a very beautiful August day, my hot date and I took a trip to La Jolla, California to view John Valadez’s,”SANTA ANA CONDITION:” at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla.
    I have been waiting to attend this exhibition since first hearing about in January from Mr. Valadez at the opening reception of “Resurrected Histories: Voices from the Chicano Arts Collectives of Highland Park” exhibition at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park C.A. This exhibition and Mr. Carlos Alamaraz’s show coming up at the Vincent Prince Art Museum in Monterey Park, CA are the two shows that have brought some excitement to this follower of the Chicano Art Movement this year.

    (left) Getting Them Out Of The Car 1984 pastel on paper 50 X 100 in (right) Santa Ana Condition 1985 pastel on paper 52 X 121 1/2 in

    Upon entering MCASD La Jolla I was instantly hit with the amazing color used by Mr. Valadez on massive pieces of paper. As I got closer to the first works on paper my eyes got bigger and so did my smile. Mr. Valadez’s Pastel works and his photography pieces are my favorite of his various mediums he is amazing at. Mr. John Valadez’s water themed pieces coexist perfect with this venue, as you can see in the image I took (below) of the spectacular multi-million dollar view. This was also my very first time viewing so many works by Mr. Valadez in one place. Prior to this exhibition I had only seen his colored street series photographs jointly, so for me to tour so many pieces in one place was a ocular delight.

    imageThe view from MCASD La Jolla is worth the admission alone.
    Dr. Davies (MCASD Director) can I move in and be the guardian of this spectacular view unitl the show runs? I promise not to have too big of party (maybe).

    Having attended Santa Ana Condition on a weekday for me was sublime, with easy to find parking and a minimal of museum goers made the experience for me that much more enjoyable.
    Being able to examine and appriciate the works of art at your own pace is always great right?
    A few of the first pieces that grabbed my attention were from Mr. Valadez’s Car Show Series of artworks. I have never partaken in a lowrider carshow event (I like my cars sporty), but having seen videos and heard stories from friends who had attended, I think Mr. John Valadez catpures these events very vividly.

    MCASD Education department produced an audio guide for the exhibit. To listen to an excerpt of Mr. Valadez’s interview about the carshow scene paintings dial: 858-384-3321 then #29 to listen.

    imageCar Show 2001 oil on canvas 76 X 96 1/4 in

    The Pièce de résistance for me though was “Mesoamerica.” With its surrealist qualities and the dipiction of a civilization form its beginings to modern day, Mr. Valadez’s Right Encephalon Entophic vision make this masterpiece one that will stay lodged into this artgoers visual memory. I first caught a glimpse of this piece transitioning from one wing of the gallery to the other, restraining myself from going off course to view, I focused straight ahead onto the next wonderful Valadez work. Arriving in front of “Mesoamerica” with much anticipation built up, I knew it was worth the wait. This pastel on paper was the beauty of the ball for this artlover.
    As a whole this show was very a satisfying event and was curated excetionally by MCASD, the spectacular choice of photography and original artworks made the exhibition flow flawlessly. I highly suggest attendance to Santa Ana Condition at the Museum of Contemporay San Diego La Jolla which runs until September 2, 2012. If you attend and enjoy the exhibit as much I did Purchase the catalog, it contains detailed insight by Mr. Valadez and the MCASD curators on the artworks exhibited in show. Even if you do not attend JOHN VALADEZ - SANTA ANA CONDITION: MCASD La Jolla, but would still like to own a copy of this catalog purchase HERE.

    image(detail) “Mesoamerica”

    I would like to thank the freindly staff at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla
    More photos of JOHN VALADEZ - SANTA ANA CONDITION: exhibition at Chicano Art Movement Facebook Page.

    CAM: I wanted to reblog my 2012 post of Chicano artists John Valadez’s exhibit SANTA ANA CONDITION which is currently at the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) in Monterey Park, California which is on view until December 7th 2013. The SANTA ANA CONDITION exhibition also made CHICANO ART MOVEMENT blogs TOP 5 picks, Museum/Gallery exhibitions of 2012


    via Latinopia:
    Sonia Romero is a graphic artist, muralist and print maker. The daughter of Chicano art pioneer Frank Romero, she has boldly set out on her own artistic trajectory. Her art includes stunning prints, canvases and public murals. Latinopia visited Sonia at her studio in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles where she spoke about major themes of her work and how she creates.


  11. saldamando:

    Next Saturday @espacio1839


  12. (Sandy Rodriguez “fog” paintings)

    GETTIN’ OFF THE GROUND: Contemporary Stories from an American Community

    October 19 - January 17, 2014

    Opening Reception:
    Sunday, October 27, 2013 
    4:00-6:00 p.m.

    Angels Gate Cultural Center
    3601 S. Gaffey Street
    San Pedro, CA 90731

    Artist Sandy Rodriguez will be exhibiting two of her most recent fog paintings as part of this exhibition.