Upcoming Exhibitions

March 2024

America Invertida

America Invertida, curated by Jimmy Centeno, brings the spirit of El Sur to the doorsteps of Los Angeles, showcasing a new generation of artists including Laura V. Vasquez, Adyee Martinez, and Barbara Rivera.

The artworks featured in this exhibition are inspired by poets, writers, environmental activists, and Zapatista leaders, fostering a dialogue that transcends borders and celebrates the connection between South American cultures and US communities of color. America Invertida delves into the transborder struggle, mapping our shared experiences through literature, poetry, geography, activism, history, and the common political challenges faced by Chicanx, Latinx, and Latin America as a whole.

This collective body of work highlights the significant role of women in the social, political, and cultural movements of Latin America.

Opening Reception: March 02, 2024
3pm – 6pm

Out of the Shadows

Richard Valdes is a Los Angeles born and raised artist whose life and work span quite a few years. He is a graduate of Chinouard Art school and was a student along with some of Chicano art modern masters. Richard, oddly has never had a solo show. It’s his time now! Working in the advertising business during the 1960’s and 70’s one can say that he may have been the only person of Mexican descent who worked in that rarified mostly Anglo boys club. Proficient in many mediums his pastels are for me the special work that show what a great draughtsman he is. In spired by one of his friends, a one Carlos Almaraz, you can see the influence Almaraz’ work has on Richard in the rich colors and shapes. In short, Valdes gives us in pastel what Almaraz gives us in multi colored serigraphs. There are also paintings and a few collages in this show letting us see the scope of Richard’s talent. There are works from a few of his different eras in art. A show not to be missed!

Opening Reception: March 02, 2024
3pm – 6pm

Dark Depths

Lori Nielson’s pursuit of beauty can be perceived among the dark depths that emerge layer by layer in her non-representational paintings. These works are created by an additive process. Color washes and white tones accumulate and compromise the previous layers. Each application is an opportunity for reflection and choice.

Opening Reception: March 02, 2024
3pm – 6pm

Gallery Hours:
Walk-ins everyday between 1-5PM (closed Fridays) | or by appointment

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