Curated by Frank Romero
Gallery Opening Reception | Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. | Free
Gallery Tour | Thursday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. | Free
The automobile has a consistent presence in the work of pioneer Chicano artists of Los Angeles. Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, Frank Romero, Carlos Almaraz and other veteranos of the movement depict the ubiquitous cars of Los Angeles as nostalgic objects of past decades, colorful customized expressions of East L.A. culture, and as anthropomorphic forms embodying mythic presences in contemporary times. These paintings, sculptures, prints, ceramics, and other artworks chronicle a generation’s fascination with the automobiles of their youth and the transformations of contemporary production cars into vehicles of cultural identity.
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