I am really honored and proud to be showing some work in GALERIA DE LA RAZA's 40th anniversary show. The Galeria has a special place in my heart because i interned there while in college then worked there for another 4 years after. I meet so many wonderful people in the community and was constantly inspired by all of the art work in the space and in the gallery's store, studio 54.
I know i always say this, but the line up really is amazing. Please come by if you're in the hood.
Friday, September 24, 2010 | 7:30 pm
Galeria 4.0 is a commemorative exhibition documenting key aspects of Galeria's forty-year history through archival materials and original artwork by over 40 artists.
Galeria 4.0, A Retrospective will document the visual landscape that has contributed to the shaping of Galería's mission of fostering public awareness and appreciation of Latino/Chicano art. The exhibition will traverse through the organization's inception born of cultural activism to its current standing as an international forum for examination and expression of artistic concepts central to the Latino/Chicano experience.
Th exhibit will span artworks from 1970 to 2010 and will feature works by Mitsy Avila Ovalles, the Border Arts Workshop, Robert C. Buitron, José Antonio Burciaga, Francisco X. Camplis, Graciela Carrillo, Victor Cartagena, Luz Elena Castro, Jaime Cortez, Culture Clash, The Date Farmers, Lou Dematteis, Dignidad Rebelde, Veronica Duarte, emael, Ana T. Fernandez, Juan R. Fuentes, Rupert Garcia, Lorraine Garcia Nakata, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Pablo Guardiola, Ester Hernandez, Juana Alicia, John J. Leaños, Carlos Loarca, Carmen Lomas Garza, Yolanda Lopez, Amanda Lopez, Geraldine Lozano, Ralph Maradiaga, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Jose Montoya, Julio Cesar Morales, Juanishi V. Orosco, Robin Lasser and Adrienne Pao, Tatiana Parcero, Irene Perez, The Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), Patricia Rodriguez, Favianna Rodriguez, Jos Sances, Xavier Viramontes, Rene Yañez, Rio Yañez, and many others.
The opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2010 from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. The exhibit will be on display through January 29, 2011 and is free and open to the public.