July 2007

Mother Moon Arts and Micro Gallery Exhibition

Micro Gallery
2008 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, July 28 - August 25, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28, 8pm

A night of Art, Song, Spoken Word, and Hip Hop Performances. Musical performances by El Haru Kuroi and Nathan Nice. Spoken word will be performed by Mahogany and Trinidad Cisneros.

Participating Artists: Jose Jimenez, Josue Bustos, Joy Anderson, Mayra Jimenez, Sonji, Sugey Salazar, Mahogany, Trinidad Cisneros, El Haru Kuroi, Nathan Nice

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Nüart Gallery
670 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Exhibition: Fri, July 20 - 30, 2007
Reception: Fri, July 20, 5 - 7pm

Figurations, featuring the work of four artists, explores the representation and transformation of the human form in painting and sculpture. By incorporating aspects of storytelling, history, dimension, and allegory, each artist uses the figure to convey a specific emotion or mood.

The fantastical narratives found in the paintings of Santiago Pérez give life to an array of recognizably human characters as well as animating everything from eggs to eyeballs. Pérez, likened to Hieronymus Bosch and Maurice Sendak, has developed a humorous, engaging form of visual storytelling. Born in 1950 in San Antonio, TX, Pérez now resides East of Albuquerque.

References to Renaissance and pre-Raphaelite painting abound in the exquisitely rendered gouache panels of Lea Bradovich where a complex language of flora and fauna exemplify feminine aspects of the natural world. Figures adorned with with bees, antennae, honeycomb, and moths bring an imaginative vision to the personification of nature. Bradovich originates from Minnesota and has lived in New York and Santa Fe.

Robert Ash's bronze sculptures use the figure to express emotion and invite contemplation. Themes of searching, struggle and redemption are conveyed through the human body. Through describing movement and balance and employing a keen understanding of anatomy, Ash evokes a visceral response in his viewers. Ash worked and studied extensively at the Shidoni Foundry in Tesuque, NM. Born in 1963 in Philadelphia, Ash now resides in New Mexico.

Archetypal images and allegorical overtones abound in the figurative paintings of Alberto Gálvez allowing each piece to carry a mood as well as delve into a myriad of interpretations. Gálvez's canvases reflect a fascination with the compositional devices of Italian fresco painters telling all or part of a story in a single image. Gálvez was born in Orihuela, Spain and has shown widely in Italy and Spain.

Participating Artists: Santiago Pérez, Lea Bradovich, Robert Ash, Alberto Gálvez

For more information contact (505) 988-3688 or click here.

Santa Frida Art Show and Fundraiser

Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC)
772 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Exhibition Date: Saturday, July 21, 2007, 6-10pm

SANTA FRIDA; An art show and fundraiser celebrating Frida Kahlo's Birthday! Join us for a Frida and Diego look a like contest, door prizes, artwork, food , drinks and more! Proceeds benefit our year round cultural arts programing! Tickets are $10.

For more information contact (303) 571-0440 or click here.

Artistas Libre!Exhibition

Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC)
772 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Exhibition Date: Sunday, July 1 - July 28, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, July 6, 6 - 10pm

A lively palette and passionate self-expression are characteristics of Artistas Libre; A show on display through July that showcases the talent of six emerging and established Denver Latino/a artists. The work, which includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and jewelry, serves as a superb reminder of the vibrant cultural art scene our city has to offer.

Los artistas are CHAC Board Members Tony Vecchio, Danny Vigil and Jeanette Montoya; CHAC's Education Director, Veronica Herrera; new board member, Javier Flores and upcoming members Ortavio Griego and David Garcia.

Next door at CHAC Norte; Enjoy the mystical work of Chicano Visionary Artist Stevon Lucero and the Native American abstracts of Robert Martinez. Also, popular Denver artist Daniel Luna will be showing his latest summer creations of painted pottery and canvas in La Galleria Cocina.

Participating Artists: Tony Vecchio, Danny Vigil, Jeanette Montoya, Veronica Herrera, Javier Flores, Ortavio Griego and David Garcia,Stevon Lucero, Robert Martinez, Daniel Luna

For more information contact (303) 571-0440 or click here.

Call for Entries: Latino Heritage Artisan Show & Sale

Cheltenham Art Center
439 Ashbourne Rd.
Cheltenham, PA 19012

Entries Accepted: Sunday, July 1 - September 5, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 29, 12pm
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9 - 5pm

Participate in the First Annual Hispanic Artisan Show & Sale.

For more information click here.

Kids Summer Flamenco Dance Workshop

Flamenco!...the Studio
524 W. Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282

Workshop Date: Saturdays from July 7 - Aug 25, 2007, 9:30-10:30am
Recital: Saturday, August 25, 7pm, 2007

A fun workshop where students will lean Flamenco dance technique and a cool choreography, as well as explore Spanish culture and fun Spanish craft projects. The workshop will end with a recital at Flamenco!

For more information contact (480) 205-1658 or click here.

Calling All Latino/a Visual Artists from the Midwest Region

Institute for Latino Studies
230 McKenna Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46615

Entries Accepted: Saturday, July 1 - December 31, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 1, 1am, 2006

Calling all Latino/a visual artists from the Midwest region! We are
collecting copies of artists' CVs to add to our Institute's Library and
Archives. Submissions will be added to our Midwest Latino/a Artists
File collection and will be made available to students and scholars studying Latino arts and culture. Do not let the history of Latino/a art in the Midwest fade, help document and preserve it by adding your name and the record of your work.

Please send CVs to The Midwest Latino Arts Documentary Heritage Project / Ms. Tracy Grimm, Archivist / Institute for Latino Studies / University of Notre Dame / 230 McKenna Hall / Notre Dame, IN 46556 / tgrimm@nd.edu

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Coming Home: Prints by Juan R. Fuentes

Alma Gifts & Culture
1705 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Exhibition Date: Saturday, July 21 - August 26, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 5pm
Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Sunday, 11 - 6pm

The exhibit 'Coming Home' signifies a homecoming of sorts for master
printmaker Juan R. Fuentes, who grew up in Watsonville before moving to the Bay Area and becoming an internationally recognized print artist

The show's twelve gorgeous prints 'featuring predominantly women of
color & laborers' stand as the first solo exhibit by Mr. Fuentes in Santa Cruz County.

Mr. Fuentes is currently the director of Misión Gráfica at the
Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts in San Francisco. He helped define the Chicano Poster Movement in the 1970s, creating strikingly powerful posters documenting political/social concerns in California and calling for action on international issues, such as the wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian
and the San Francisco Mexican Museum, as well as in various Bay Area
galleries. He has been included in numerous publications, including Latin American Posters (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2006) and At Work: Art of California Labor (Heyday Books, 2003).

In 2006 he co-curated the exhibit 'Chicano Encounters,' a historical
survey of Chicano Political Art that exhibited alongside Cheech Marin's
'Chicano Visions' at San Francisco's de Young Muesum. Mr. Fuentes also held an artist-in-residence position at the de Young's Kimball Gallery during that time.

Participating artists: Juan R. Fuentes

For more information contact John Speyer, alma@baymoon.com

A Cross Cultural View of Women in the Arts

Aldo Castillo Gallery
675 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Exhibition Date: Friday, July 13 - 28, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 5:30 - 8:30pm

The unique and often underrepresented female perspective on Latin and Hispanic Art will be showcased at Aldo Castillo Gallery later this month.  The gallery is delighted to announce its exhibition of work by celebrated contemporary artists Carmen Parra (Mexico), Carolina Sardi (Argentina) and Esperanza González Perlado (Spain).  Held in conjunction with the Chicago Art Dealers Association (CADA) and supported by the Illinois Arts Council.

A Cross-Cultural View of Women in the Arts celebrates the work of female artists who have gained national recognition in their homelands and have expanded their careers internationally. Their work concentrates on documenting the human condition that crosses cultural boundaries. Director Aldo Castillo says of the exhibit,

 “It is crucial that we, as members of the artistic community are sensitive to the struggle female artists have endured in the past, where men have always received more recognition within the arts. The Aldo Castillo Gallery aims to pay tribute to the important development of women in the visual arts.”

 Another highlight is the exploration of a variety of mediums and diverse stylistic backgrounds that each selected artist brings to the show.  The result is a delightfully assorted collection, where each work is aesthetically dramatically different from its neighbor but no less culturally significant and groundbreaking.

Participating artists: Carmen Parra, Carolina Sardi, Esperanza González Perlado

For more information contact (312) 337-2536 or click here.

Art Santa Fe 2007

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
1615 Paseo De Peralta # B
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Exhibition Date: Friday, July 13 - 15, 2007
Preview Date: Thursday, July 12, 2007

Visit the Billy Shire Fine Arts booth where Daniel Martín Díaz will be BSFA's featured artist. New paintings, drawings, and etchings by Díaz will be

For more information click here.

Mojácar Flamenco Jazz Performance

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Performance Date: Saturday, July 14, 2007, 12pm

Mojácar Flamenco is a dynamic group of flamenco artists led by guitarist Stephen Dick and dancer Katerina Tomás. Together, they present a performance in which music and dance weave together in tight interplay.

Participating artists: Mojácar Flamenco

For more information contact Alexandra Capriotti, acapriotti@skirball.org

The Human Skin is Uterine Kin Exhibit & Performance

Plas-Ties Warehouse
14272 Chambers Road
Tustin, CA 92780

Exhibition: Sunday, July 1, 2007
Performance: Sunday, July 1, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Musical interpretation of paintings by Pamela Diaz Martinez.

Participating artists: Pamela Díaz Martínez, Csilla Kristof (apprentice), Marques Katsumi Saito (apprentice), Josh Friedman Grand Staff Entertainment (Trumpet), Carlos Contreras (Drums), Ariella Kristol Forstein (Voice), Justin Fuller (Guitar)

For more information click here.

Lowriders: 8th Annual Día de Los Muertos Festival Exhibit
Call for Altar Entries

Arizona State Univeristy Museum of Anthropology
University Drive & Mill Ave (Corner of Cady and Tyler Malls)
Tempe, AZ 85287

Participants accepted: Now - Friday, September 14, 2007
Altar submission deadline: Monday, October 22, 2007

For the past eight years, the Arizona State University Museum of
Anthropology has hosted an annual Día de Los Muertos (or Day of the
Dead) Festival Exhibit. This year's exhibit will be themed around lowriders. As icons of Mexican-American culture, lowriders, or automobiles engineered to ride close to the ground, have increasingly become part of the contemporary visual landscape that characterizes Chicano communities. Artists are encouraged to merge formal elements, imagery, and literally 'parts' of these popular icons with traditional Día de los Muertos offerings, creating highly inventive altar pieces that reflect a broad array of individual styles, personal meanings and socially shared concerns.

Lowriders will bring together Chicana/o artists, people from the
community and students in the creation of highly inventive and elaborate altar pieces. The subject-matter and design of each altar is entirely the choice of its creator, though artists are urged to address contemporary social issues impacting many Valley communities, like automobile and gang related deaths. Traditional altars will also be welcomed.

For more information contact (480) 965-6224 or click here.

Mujeres de Colores:
Women as Superheroes Exhibit

Social & Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)
685 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

Exhibition: Sat, June 30 - July 21, 2007

Kim Martínez creates characters that are part real, part imagined. The beautifully rendered paintings are constructed from her memories of specific women and draw on imagery from super heroes, fashion, and other contemporary female identities. She manipulates these various codes to suggest political, social and personal narratives. For Martínez figuration becomes a way to examine stereotypes and to present a vision of dominance and submission, representing both female power and fragility. The psychology of the figures and physicality of painted aluminum call up exoticism and a confrontational sensuality. The hyper sexuality of Martínez's figures is powerful yet vulnerable. Facial expressions of the women she paints have an attention to detail and surface, creating paradoxically a strong impression of unreality. Martínez is reminding us these paintings are her attempts to reconstruct personas from her fragmented memory, and determine the effects their experiences and insights have had on society.

The "Mujeres de Colores" are placed on a ground of intense color. Visually the color ground either subtracts or intensifies her skin color. The background color is anxious and significant, indicating impatience for social power structures to change. The lack of context is metaphorical; it portrays repressed cultural memories and the imbalance of social political power.

Participating artist: Kim Martínez

For more information contact (310) 822-9560 or click here.

4th Annual Calaca - Día de Los Muertos Altars & Art Exhibit
Call for Entries

Arizona Historical Society Museum
Papago Park
1300 N. College Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

Participants accepted: Now - Friday, September 21, 2007
Altar submission deadline: Friday, October 12 - 13, 9 - 4pm

Call for Altars: Artists and community members are invited to participate in creating traditional and contemporary altars for this exhibit. The creation of altars depicting historical messages, such as community histories, family histories, history of community cemeteries, historical significant buildings, halls, schools and other landmarks that bring memories and messages of lost history are highly encouraged. Help us celebrate Día de Los Muertos this year by creating an altar for the exhibit. Altars can be made by individuals or groups. Everyone is welcome!

Call for Vendors: Incorporation of a Mercado will be part of this event. If you are interested in setting up a 10 x 10 booth contact us for prices and information. There will be a fee charged.

Call for Performers, Musicians, DJ’s, Entertainers & Others: If you are interested in providing your talent and time for this event or others, please contact us. Stipends are not available.

Call for Sponsors: Interested in sponsoring this event or other exhibits or shows, please contact us for details and ways to contribute to the continual promotion of Latino cultural arts.

For more information contact (480) 557-7195, info@calaca.org
or click here.

Diatom on the Tongue of a Bee Sculpture Exhibition

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue, E-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Exhibition: Sat, July 14 - Sep. 3, 2007
Reception: Sat, July 14, 5 - 8pm

Faufitown Projects (FTP) and Patricia Correia Gallery are pleased to present Diatom on the Tongue of a Bee, an exhibition of new sculpture by Cal Arts graduate Alessandro Thompson. This is the artist's first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Thompson is grounded in the daily grind of the fabrication process and uses this blue-collar craft to create large-scale recreations of unicellular diatoms. These phytoplankton are energy-trapping organisms that often form a chain or colony. By magnifying the simplest organism into a well-crafted object, Thompson challenges the viewer to find aesthetic sustenance in the minimal that is simultaneously a statement on the ecological far beyond what previous mid-century non-objective sculpture has attempted.

That a sleek statement on biology is also made of toxic resins and fiberglass materials is the irony inherent in Thompson's work, another layer of meaning in the sophisticated simplicity that underscores the artist's oeuvre. Each sculpture is marked with notches noting the passing of time that these deceptively labor-intensive pieces took to make.

Participating Artist: Alessandro Thompson

For more information contact (310) 264-1760 or click here.

The Book Club at Van Kleef's Exhibit

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue, E-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Exhibition: Saturday, July 14 - Sep. 3, 2007
Reception: Saturday, July 14, 5 - 8pm

Patricia Correia Gallery is pleased to present "'The Book Club at Van Kleef's", an exhibition of exciting and innovative collage work composed by The Book Club. The Book Club is a loose association of Northern California artists who have met, drank, and discussed artistic practice at Café Van Kleef's, an Oakland Bar. The exhibit is curated by the Book Club's own Robert Hernández.

Hernández empathetically champions the egalitarian nature of the collage medium mirrored in the group's credo that all artists are welcome to attend its weekly meetings on Thursdays at 5pm. After three successful years of holding these meetings, the exhibition serves as a testament to the dynamic visual ideas that can be launched from a foundation of camaraderi eand shared experience.

Hernández' curation takes as its point of departure the group's mentor, the late Peter Voulkos, an internationally established Bay Area ceramicist who challenged younger artists to find their medium and their voice as one. As a tribute to Voulkos, Hernández has chosen a broad array of collage styles from the Book Club's vast output, each serving as a testament to the possibility of artmaking and a commitment to exploration epitomized by the social communication among artists that takes place out of the studio in casual establishments of drink and conversation

Participating artist: Robert Hernández, Rose Kelly, Peter Van Kleef, Robert Bagnasco Murray, King Shrubb, Maxwell Thomas, Norton Wisdom

For more information contact (310) 264-1760 or click here.

Frida 1907 - 2007 Exhibit

ChimMaya Gallery
5283 E. Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Exhibition: Sat, July 1 - August 4, 2007
Reception: Saturday, July 1, 3pm

Gallery ChimMaya is pleased to present a retrospective of the life and
art of Frida Kahlo, in honor of her 100th birthday. We have assembled 30 artists....who will present their vision of Frida in various stages of
her life, love, joy, and struggle. Oils, acrylics, wood, metal, ceramic,
papel picado, paper mache, embroidery & quilting, and mixed media are some of the mediums of choice.

July 1st - Guest of Honor: Gloria Molina...Supervisor, First District Gustavo Arellano, author: ¡Ask a Mexican! (book signing), Consuelo Flores-performance artist will be performing a special tribute piece to Frida's influence on the contemporary Mexicana/Chicana/Latina entitled "I Am The Best Person I Know Best." Special Homage altar to Frida by: Ofelia Esparza

Participating Artists: Yolanda González, Emilia García, Leo Límon, Margaret García, Jose Lozano, Robert Palacios, Antonio Pelayo, Dolores Haro, Ofelia Esparza, Hector Silva, Luis Genaro García, Richard Valdes, Laura Vásquez-Rodríguez, CiCi Segura González, Antonio Rael, Olga Ponce Ferginson, Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, Miguel Ángel Murillo, Alisa King, Alberto Varela, Juan Solis, Gilbert Reyes, Pilar Castillo, Ernie Herrera, Gabriel Benavides, Theresa Armas, Rosanna Esparza Ahrens, Sylvia González-Killeby, Cynthia González-Pakros, Mark Martínez

For more information contact Daniel González at dgonzalez@chimmaya.com

Call for Image Submission for 500 Handbags from Lark Books

Lark Books
67 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801

Submission Deadline : Monday, July 16, 2007

Lark Books seeks images of striking, stylish, and out-of-the-ordinary
handbags for a juried collection of work from artists, makers, and
designers from around the globe for the upcoming book 500 Handbags. Professional fashion designer Jay McCarroll, winner of Bravo's debut season of the hit show Project Runway, will be jurying images submitted for this book. A diverse assortment of bags will be considered, from teeny evening clutches to rugged bags designed for men, with one-of-a-kind, handmade, and/or limited edition pieces strongly preferred. A wide range of materials, techniques, and looks are desired. To be released in the fall of 2008, this book aims to showcase a fabulous, fun, and funky collection that will inspire amateur crafters, professional designers, and everyone in between. To be considered for inclusion, please submit high-quality transparencies, slides, or digital images with entry forms. There is no entry fee. Entries must be postmarked by July 16, 2007.

For more information contact squinn@larkbooks.com or click here.

Crossing the Line
...Echoes at the Threshold of Abstraction

Bluebird Art House
6747 Bright Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601

Exhibition: Friday, June 09 - July 7, 2007
Reception: Saturday, June 09, 6 - 10pm

Pola López is an eminent painter who is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Los Angeles. Her work is a multifaceted array of abstraction and figurative paintings, which infuses various mythologies into its demulcent, desert palate of vivacious tones. The body of work in this exhibit makes reference to the myths of Narcissus or Narcisia and Echo in her paintings, through the filter of a Chicana perspective, López responds to the echoes within herself, echoes which grapple with her own
identity as a Chicana artist caught on the threshold between the
narcissistic observations of the beauty of her culture and the communicative and feminine mirror of Echo, the lover of Narcissus, who resides in the realm of spirit, and who beckons Narcissus from the realm of matter and self-destruction. By way of this mythology, López endeavors to deconstruct her old identity, and to unearth a new identity for herself, parallel to what she knows as her own, and she intends to do this through her art--she intends to effect a paradigm shift through her paintings. López, furthermore, draws from a rich and diverse, southwestern cultural heritage, which provides additional color and variety to her work, and which emphasizes a Mestizo/Latino and indigenous tradition that has suffused her symbolic work as a professional artist for 25 years.

Participating artist: Pola López

For more information contact (562) 696-9493 or click here.

Caminos del Sur Exhibition

Alma Gifts & Culture
1705 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Exhibition Dates: June 09 - July 15, 2007
Opening Reception: June 09, 2007, 5pm
Hours of Operation: Tues - Sat, 11am - 6pm

Miguel Zafra is an Indigenous photographer from Oaxaca, México. For
the past 18 years, he has documented the Mixtec and Afro-Mexican coastal communities, Mexican social movements and Indigenous immigrants working in the U.S. His emotionally powerful work emphasizes the human context within the greater political/cultural landscape. This exhibit features photos from southern Mexico, primarily Oaxaca.

Participating artist: Miguel Zafra

For more information contact John Speyer at alma@baymoon.com

3rd Annual Juried Exhibition

Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts
9200 Mines Ave.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Exhibition: Saturday, June 09 - July 21 Reception: Saturday, June 09, 1 - 3pm

Everyone is invited to join Ramon Ramirez at the 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition to enjoy his artwork.

For more information contact (562) 801-4300 or click here.

Sentidos Florecidos:
New Prints by René Arceo

La Llorona Gallery
1474 W. Webster St. (At Clark St.)
Chicago, IL 60614

Exhibition: Friday, June 08 - July 03, 2007
Reception: Friday, June 08, 6 - 11pm
Hours of Operation: Tues - Fri, 10am - 5:30pm

Rene Arceo will display a new body of work produced in the last twelve months. These works are limited edition, hand-pulled linoleum block prints. These detailed and intricate color and black & white prints deal, directly and indirectly with the senses. The prints are spontaneous graphic responses to the stimuli of the subject matter. Flowering elements frequently appear in these prints and represent life, maturity, transformation, memory and movement of the senses.

For more information contact (773) 281-8460

Black & White Exhibit

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave. E-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Exhibition: Saturday, May 12 - July 7, 2007
Reception: Saturday, May 12, 5 - 8pm

Patricia Correia presents FaufiTown Projects 'Black & White' recent photography.

Participating artists: Gabriel Figeroa-Flores, Chris Gwyn, Jeff Charbonneau, Eliza French

For more information contact (310) 264 -1760 or click here.

Kathy Vargas

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave. E-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Exhibition: Saturday, May 12 - July 7, 2007
Reception: Saturday, May 12, 2007, 5 - 8pm

Patricia Correia Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by photographer Kathy Vargas. Working with the vagaries of the imprecise medium of double exposure, Vargas has created a poignant body of work that brings the emotive sensibility of the human experience back into the cool medium of the photo.

The images in the show are hand-colored, selenium toned gelatin silver prints directly double-exposed from a 4x5 camera. The artist does not manipulate the images in the darkroom, nor does she digitally alter her art. Each print in the small editions (never numbering above 25), is unique due to the toning and painting applications after printing.

Beginning with images of her immediate family, Vargas recontextualizes memory by using textures of loaded elements such as gravestones and earth compositionally confined in framed-off areas or behind permeable barriers such veils. The effect is a wistful yet powerful reminder of the fragility of the present as it slips into the rearview mirror of consciousness.

For more informaton contact (310) 264-1760 or click here.

Connie Arismendi

Patricia Correia Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave. E-2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Exhibition: Saturday, May 12 - July 7, 2007
Reception: Saturday, May 12, 2007, 5 - 8pm

Patricia Correia Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of artist Connie Arismendi. In her second solo exhibition with the gallery, Arismendi will be showing a series of wallworks manufactured with precision-cut metal into languid, almost floral shapes and patterns that hint at a world of repose, yet retain the firm cool texture and attitude of the industrial materials from which they are crafted.

The elegance of Arismendi’s work is in the relationships of what it references. Easily aligned with papel picado (the Mexican folk tradition of cut paper decorations), the work’s silhouette figures exist in a cross cultural archetypal utopia, delivering a promise of paradise in a solid sculptural medium that balances between two and three dimensions.

For more informaton contact (310) 264-1760 or click here.

Memory Portraits

National Portrait Gallery
Eighth and F Streets, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Exhibit Dates: May 25, 2007- January 6, 2008

“Memory Portraits,” the second exhibition in the ongoing “Portraiture Now” series, will highlight contemporary art that incorporates portraits of iconic figures as a means to explore history and culture. It will feature five artists—Brett Cook, Alfredo Arreguin, Kerry James Marshall, Tina Mion and Faith Ringgold—each of whom broaden a traditional understanding of portraiture. These artists integrate recognizable, remembered likenesses into larger explorations of personal and public identity. Portraits of such emblematic figures as Martin Luther King, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline Kennedy, Cesar Chavez and Josephine Baker serve as evocative triggers of memory for both artist and audience. In photographs, paintings, sculptural wall installations, quilts and other media, these varied artists use portraiture to confront cultural norms and practices and remind viewers of the individual’s role in their collective history.

For more information click here.