Heading to Mexico City…super excited and looking forward to se down time…and the opportunity to work Arturo Negrete at 75 Grados next weekend on some new prints along with Melanie Cervantes.
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Display case at the entrance to UCLA CSRC Library showcasing UFW pieces from Chican@s (re)Imagining Zapata exhibit.
Last week Anita and I attended two exhibitions in one day on our cultured filled date. With our permission slips signed and all four wheels rotating simultaneously, we headed to destination number one of our two stops. The first visual delight was contemporary Artist Gary Baseman’s, The Door Is Always Open at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Which was a spectacular survey that takes you through the artist career and life. Mr. Baseman is one of my favorite Low brow/Pop Surrealism artists. But, for The Door Is Always Open write up on the exhibition will have to read it on my other blog (Shhh, if you know which one it is, enjoy!)
I would like to recognize the Skirball Cultural Center for having the most friendliest museum staff.
Mr. Baseman, I have two words for you artwork and The Door Is Always Open exhibition, Visual Heaven.
Wait a minute, is that who I think it is? Mr. Baseman visiting “The Door Is Always Open” exhibition. The real almost felt surreal.
Stop deux, would be to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), for Chican@s (re)Imagining Zapata at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library, which runs until May 10, 2013. I had already viewed the exhibition online, but I wanted to take a gander in person to view these images I have only seen in books and on the internet. One of those pieces I wanted to see in person was Andy Zermeño’s poster, “No Tomen Gallo (Don’t Drink Gallo)”, which is an iconic UFW image used to boycott Gallo Winery in the early 1970’s.
Remnants of Ramiro Gomez Jr.s “Luxury Interrupted” exhibition
The “No Tomen Gallo (Don’t Drink Gallo)” artwork was exhibited with other UFW and Chicano related pieces outside of the Chicano Studies Research Center Library in a display case at the entrance. Upon entering the CSRC Library the first piece to awake my visual perception was not from Chican@s (re)Imagining Zapata, but from the previously held exhibition, Ramiro Gomez’s, Luxury Interrupted (Pictured above). I visited Ramiro’s home in 2012 (Read here) where I saw the actual Mid-Century sofa he depicted in the artwork (pictured above). Which brought a grin to my face while in conversation with Anita about said piece.
Barrio Bilingual Communications - “Las Carilleras” 1977
The next poster I was pleased to view in persona from Chican@s (re)Imagining Zapata was Barrio Bilingual Communications - “Las Carilleras”, a thought provoking image of a Chicana draped in artillery ammunition, who looks prepared to fight por la causa. Although my favorites had to be the El Taller Gráficos, Black and Red United Farm Worker posters. Which contained images of Mexican heroes, Francisco ‘Pancho’ Villa and Emiliano Zapata.
Malaquis Montoya artwork located inside the Chicano Studies Research Center conference room
While exploring Haines Hall at UCLA, we came upon the Chicano Studies Research Center conference room. Where two more of Mr. Gomez’s artworks were situated along a wall with a large scale serigraph diptych by Chicano master Carlos Almaraz, titled “Mystery in the Park” and three smaller black & white works by master printer Malaquis Montoya, that were located on opposite walls in the conference room. Which were pleasant surprises to discover while on our visit to this recognized institution. The Almaraz work was an exquisite museum worthy piece which was donated to UCLA CSRC.
Visit Chican@s (re)Imagining Zapata exhibit. Runs until May, 10th, 2013 @ the UCLA CSRC Library
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After a long hiatus My printing rhythm is back to a daily practice. Got the first layer down on this print. The purple is a little different than I originally planned but it is what I had ready to go. #justseeds #dignidadrebelde #melaniecervantes #tallercocina #kitchenprinting (at Dignidad Rebelde Headquarters)
Las Cantantes…prints about the muxeres cantantes that inspire us.
Waiting for my train. People yelling hella loud and me looking at pics of old drawings on my phone. #oakland #12thStBART
Join the Hispanic Students Association at OSU-Tulsa and Liggett Gallery for the First Annual Latino/Chicano Art and Culture Exhibition on Friday April 19th at 6pm.
314 S. Kenosha in downtown Tulsa.
We have a great line up of artist and more being added daily. Please check back for updates and to preview the art that will be featured at the show.
Please join us on Friday, March 15th for a Dignidad Rebelde exhibit at the Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer in Woodland, along with a guest lecture by Greg Morozumi of the Eastside Arts Alliance and Danza by KAPULLI TLAYOLLOTL. TANA is a community art center located in Woodland and managed by the Chicana/o Studies Department at UC Davis. This is a free event, for more information and please feel free to email: email@example.com or call (530) 402-1065. Please feel free to forward this information to interested youth and community members.
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