AVE 50 SATELLITE GALLERY @ MAN INSURANCE presents
Surviving East Los
Artworks by Armando Bobadilla
Roaming the cold dark streets of East Los Angeles, just a boy his brother’s bike and a couple cans of paint. Disillusioned or not, he was chasing an infamous dream of art, expression, fame and significance. Surviving East Los is Armando “MONDO59420” Bobadilla’s expression of what is was like growing up in the nineties in East Los Angeles. The term, “Surviving” is used to reflect how dangerous it was, gang violence was at an all-time high. Police activity was aggressive and many times unjust. This theme can be seen in his many uses of skulls and aerosol spray cans. Armando also uses the Dia De Los Muertos to retain culture and legacy of what we all have done.
Opening Night Reception: Sat, May 13, 2017, 7-10 p.m.
Avenue 50 Studio Satellite Gallery @ Man Insurance
1270 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Exhibit runs May 13 – June 3, 2017