March 2007

20th Anniversary Celebrating Our Past, Envisioning Our Future

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Ceremony: Monday, March 5, 2007, 6:00-8:30pm

Join the National Museum of Mexican Art as we honor a great friend of the Mexican community in Chicago, Carlos Manuel Sada Consul General of Mexico. Carlos Manuel Sada has served as Consul General of Mexico in Chicago since July 2000. Consul General Sada will be leaving his post to assume his new role as Minister of Political Affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C. His prior responsibilites were as Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio, Texas from 1995 to 2000; Mayor of the City of Oaxaca, Mexico from 1993 to 1995; Consul General of Mexico in Toronto, Canada from 1989 to 1992; and Secretary of Social and Economic Development for the state of Oaxaca from 1986 to 1989.

Please RSVP to 312-433-3946.

For more information, contact (312) 738-1503 or click here.


Tug of War

Hemphill Gallery
1515 14th St. NW
Washington, DC

Exhibition: March 3- April 7, 2007
Reception: Saturday, March 3, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Lowbrow/Pop Surrealism artists descend on Washington, D.C. Group exhibition including Glenn Barr, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Daniel Martín Díaz, Bob Dob, Tony Fitzpatrick, Yumiko Kayukawa, Chris Mars, Elizabeth McGrath, Scott Musgrove, Joe Sorren, SHAG, Gary Taxali, and many more.

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David Rosales: The Museum of Post-Colonial Studies

Museum of History & Art Ontario
225 S. Euclid Avenue
Ontario, CA 91762

Exhibition: March 7- April 22, 2007
Reception: Sunday, March 11, 1 - 3pm
Informational Talk: Sunday, April 1, 1:00pm
Hours: Wed. - Sun., noon-4pm, closed Mon. - Tues., free admission

The Museum of History and Art, Ontario presents "The Museum of Post-Colonial Studies" featuring paintings and drawings by David Rosales.

For twenty-five years artist David Rosales has been creating his own visual narrative. A lifelong resident of San Bernardino, Rosales is a nationally recognized Chicano artist who has intentionally set himself apart from the Chicano mainstream. This exhibit features paintings and drawings completed during the past 10 years as Rosales explores historic and contemporary aspects of his Latino heritage and culture.

For more information, contact (909) 983-3198 or click here.


Arizona International Latina/o Arts Festival: Poetry by Tim Z. Hernández

ASU Kerr Cultural Center
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Date: March 22, 2007, 10:30am

Join us for the opening event of the Arizona International Latina/o Arts Festival featuring an engaging poetry performance by writer Tim Z. Hernández. Originally from Central California’s San Joaquin Valley, Hernández works in a variety of mediums including creative writing, physical theater and murals. His written work, performance texts, and art have been published in various anthologies. His book Skin Tax is published by Heyday Books (Berkeley, 2004).

Sponsored by the ASU Hispanic Research Center.

For more phone 480-727-7263.


FAUFITown Projects: Robert Hernández

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

Dates: March 10- April 5, 2007
Reception: Sat., March 10, 5 - 8pm
Hours: Tues. - Fri., 10am-6pm, closed Sun. - Mon.

PCG FaufiTown Projects is pleased to present new mixed media paintings by Robert Hernández. This exhibition will be Hernandez’s first solo show with the gallery. Hernández’s glossy “permanent collage” paintings, sealed in layers of resin, are slick histories, encapsulated moments. His paintings bear upon the signs of our times with humor and rage.

Robert Hernández seeks to produce art that will, “talk silently but forcefully about human dignity, about what we need to do to reach that dignity in everybody....” Seeing himself as a visual historian, Hernández creates powerful juxtopositions of found objects and print images (billboards, posters, magazines, newspapers, and Chinese spirit money) that are concerned with the psychology of events and the process by which these events seep into our consciousness and remain there in the form of grounded, provocative images.

For more information, contact (310) 264-1760.


Frank Romero: New Car Paintings

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

Dates: March 10- May 5, 2007
Reception: Sat., March 10, 5 - 8pm
Hours: Tues. - Fri., 10am-6pm, closed Sun. - Mon.

Patricia Correia is pleased to present new paintings by legendary Los Angeles artist Frank Romero. This exhibition will be his fourth solo show at the gallery. Romero is know for creating symbolic imagery that evokes a highly charged Los Angeles experience and underscores a deep love and sense of nostalgia for his native city. His paintings of iconic images and metaphors of urban existence (cars, palm trees, freeways, and skylines) are rendered in broad, confident brush strokes, layers of vibrant colors, and boldly defined shapes. This exhibition will feature a large scale painting of Going To The Olympics, Romero’s mural on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles that was destroyed by Caltrans in the Summer of 2006.

For more information, contact (310) 264-1760.


Beautiful Deceptions: Erotica by Women

Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.
131 No. Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA 90042

Dates: Feb. 10 - Mar. 4, 2007, 7 - 10pm
Reception: Saturday, Feb. 10, 7-11pm
Hours: Tue-Thurs 10-noon; Sat-Sun 10-4 or by appointment

The Avenue 50 Studio is proud to present its new exhibit, “Beautiful Deceptions – Erotica by Women,” featuring paintings, sculpture and prints from eight LA artists: Sonya Fe, Candace Metzger, Deborah Kantner, Candice Lin, Barbara Carrasco, Yolanda González, Cristina Cárdenas, and Poli Marichal. Ambiguous, dark, sexy, and symbolic aspects of erotica are explored in unexpected and striking ways by the eight women artists in Beautiful Deceptions. These women tricksters have conceived works that juggle with notions of sexual imagery in order to seduce and mesmerize, shock and impress the spectator.

Most of the pieces feature women being unashamedly erotic, gloriously free of any self-conscious prudery or uncertainty. It is curious to note that the male figure is, in many of the works, the absent object of desire. This is a show by women about women’s erotica that, nevertheless, caters to both sexes.

For more information, contact (323) 258-1435 or click here.


Mujeres de Maiz

Self Help Graphics & Art
3802 Cesar Chavez Avenue
East Los Angeles, CA 90063

Exhibition Date: Sunday, March 11, 2007, 5pm
Admission: $15, free Zine to 1st 100 people; $10 for students with ID

All Our Relations … enter the intercultural, interdisciplinary, intergenerational, live art show of Mujeres de Maiz: Music, Poetry, Dance, Teatro, Film, Art. Tenth anniversary and fifth zine publication celebration on International Women’s Day and Women’s Herstory Month.

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Del Amor

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

Exhibition Dates: February 11 - March 10, 2007
Hours: 10am-7pm, closed on Sundays and Mondays.

For more information, contact (323) 869-8881.


Call to Artists: Crosscut Canal Multiuse Path Phase II Design Team Opportunity

Deadline for submission of materials: March 9, 2007

The city of Tempe is preparing for the design and construction of a new multiuse path and seeks to include a design team artist who will assist the project design team in concept and plan development for art and aesthetic integration for the overall project, as well as to develop independent art opportunities or features.

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The Hair of the Dog by Carlos G. Gómez and Bret Lefler

Richardson Art Gallery University of Texas at Brownsville
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520

Exhibition Dates: February 20 - March 8, 2007
Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri., 8am-6pm

The Hair of the Dog exhibition pits two very different artist who share the same passion to produce art. Both painters are addicted and need to paint to keep going--the hair of the dog that bit you.

For more information contact 965.882.7097.


De la Torre Brothers Glass Workshop in Japan

Kanaz Forest of Creation
Fukui Prefecture, Japan

Workshop Dates: March 15 - 25, 2007

Einar and Jamex de la Torre will present a glass workshop at the Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui prefecture, Japan.

For more information contact (619)336-9836.


OF THEE I SEE: Paintings by Max-Carlos Martínez, 1994-2006

Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN

Exhibition Dates: Jan. 21 - Mar. 18, 2007

Max-Carlos Martínez is a self-taught artist of Mexican-American heritage, who grew up in the southwestern U.S. against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, 1960s and 70s pop culture, and the Chicano Renaissance, a reassertion of his ancestral culture in which his father was an important leader. As he says, “I was raised on Hot Rods, Van Gogh, Dali, Pollock, Charlton Heston playing Michelangelo on afternoon TV.” As a youth, Martínez experienced several awakenings, on the order of ecstatic visions, about art, light, color and his ancestry. Encouraged by a poor but supportive family, he trusted these visions to guide his life’s work. An intuitive and heartfelt expression of these cumulative experiences, Martínez’ paintings are a wholly unique mixture of autobiographical portraiture, psychedelic vision, and cultural memory. This marks the first time his work has been exhibited in the Midwest.

The exhibition’s title, “Of Thee I See,” obviously refers to America’s national anthem, but also to the homage Martínez’ paintings pay to his ancestors, and to the more personal journey of self-discovery his art has led him on. Featuring twenty-four paintings created between 1994 and 2006, the exhibition presents works from two series Martínez created after struggling to establish his career in the New York art world in the 1980s.

For more information, contact (218) 726-7823 or visit www.d.umn.edu/tma


SalgadoLeigh Salgado: Pubescent Beatnik

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

Exhibition Dates: Jan. 13 - Mar. 3, 2007
Reception: Sat., Jan. 13, 2007, 5 - 8pm
Hours: Tues. - Fri., 10am-6pm, closed Sun. - Mon.

Patricia Correia is pleased to present Pubescent Beatnik, a solo show by Los Angeles based artist Leigh Salgado. The exhibition is a unified installation-style room of individual artworks that collectively reflect the innocence of the feminine erotic experience.

Salgado is well known for her labor-intensive drawings that involve cutting and burning as much or more than pencil, pigment and ink; they are best described as sculpted drawings. Overtones of a female sexuality outside the bounds of traditional objectification run deep in the artist?s work. The depictions of net stocking, abstracted lingerie and the like all within pierced and fractured drawings alludes to the power of what is discarded during the physical act of love over what remains. In Pubescent Beatnik, Salgado revisits the innocence of childhood femininity as a pleasant yet distant world-view recalled deep within an adult?s emotional memory.

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LozanoJosé Lozano: New Work

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

Exhibition Dates: Jan. 13 - Mar. 3, 2007
Reception: Sat., Jan. 13, 2007, 5 - 8pm
Hours: Tues. - Fri., 10am-6pm, closed Sun. - Mon.

Patricia Correia is pleased to present the new work by Los Angeles based artist Jose Lozano. In this, his third solo exhibition at the gallery, Lozano continues his ongoing exploration and presenation of what the artist lovingly refers to as la gente (Spanish for “the people”).

Lozano’s new series of paintings of la gente hover between Latin mystical realism and American nostalgia through painted smoke and heat. Reminiscent of his childhood memories of Juarez, Mexico, and contemporary life in Southern California, Lozano’s paintings draw formalistically and stylistically from the Mexican comic book tradition. His paintings are thematically rich and cross-culturally complex dealing with the generic assumptions of Latino culture. Images of weddings, clown faces, masked wrestlers, and strip club scenes address the issues of morality, human interaction and religion with satirical humor. Though the paintings have serious undertones and charged subject matter, Lozano’s portrayal is not heavyhanded. His portrayals are heartfelt and without judgement.

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Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Exhibit Dates: Nov. 18, 2006 - May 1, 2007

Up to 80 works by 26 Chicano artists, drawn mostly from the collection of actor and comedian Richard "Cheech" Marin, who in less than two decades has built one of the largest collections of Chicano art in the world. "From its earliest roots in the grape fields of Delano, California ­ where Carlos Almaraz was one of the official sign painters of the United Farm Workers ­ to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's retrospective of GRONK, the Chicano School of Painting has always been about re-interpreting a culture," says Marin. Whether through the autobiographical paintings of Carmen Lomas Garza depicting her childhood in South Texas or the deeply psychological urban-honed paintings of Patssi Valdez, that culture has been shown to be diverse, yet unified, profane and spiritual, traditional and avant-garde.

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Chairs

Tempe Library
3500 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ

Exhibit Dates: Nov. 9, 2006 - March 3, 2007
Library Hours: 9am - 9pm Mon-Thurs; 9am -
5:30pm Fri-Sat; Noon to 5:30pm Sun
Reception: December 6, 6-8pm

"Chairs," an exhibition designed to make viewers "sit down and think," is made up of pieces in a chair form or that make reference to chairs. Artists have included one-paragraph fairytale-like stories about the chair's mythical owner.

Participating Artists: Marco Albarrán, Ron Brimrose, Cyndi Coon, Ralph
Cordova and Paul Jacques, all of Tempe; Barbara Burton and Denise Currier, both of Mesa; Manny Burruel and Rhonda Carter, both of Glendale; Carrie Marill, of Goodyear; and Christine Sandifur, of Phoenix.

For more information, contact 480.350.5287 or click here.