Every week, Artbound takes their two most compelling articles of the week and puts them head to head in a poll for a chance to get a short-format documentarty produced. The article on my work made the cut so I'm asking you to please take a second to vote!
It's super easy, no need to sign up for anything, and you can vote once a day. Voting ends on March 24th at 8am. Your help & support is greatly appreaciated! Click here to VOTE!
UPDATE: I WON! Thanks to all who voted, I'll make sure to share the final video here.
I'm excited to let you all know I have a few pieces in this amazing group exhibition opening today at the CSUN Art Gallery.
"California State University Northridge's Art Gallery is pleased to present This is Not a Self-Portrait..Reflections of Erasure, Solidarity, and Belonging, an exhibition focusing on eight Los Angeles-based artists who reconfigure the genre of self-portraiture. Participating artists include: Mario Ybarra Jr., Ana Serrano, Shizu Saldamando, Sandra de la Loza, Harry Gamboa Jr., Christina Fernandez, Yreina Cervantez, and Michael Alvarez. The exhibition is curated by Mario Ontiveros, Assistand Professor inthe Art Department at CSUN." For more info, click here.
Earlier today while I was searching the internet for a good quote about coffee for my friend Liz, I stumbled upon this quote by Hockney: "Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus." It made me wonder when I was going to be moved again by art and it made me think of the times I had been moved. I love art, so I'm actually moved often but I hadn't been in a while. A few hours later, Liz sent me a link to Erwan Fichou's Miradors series. I was moved.
I'm happy to let you all know I have a serigraph in the exhibition Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, at LACMA which is on view now until July 20th.I created the print in collaboration with Self Help Graphics. My print focuses on the connection between narco culture and soccer.
About the exhibit: "The exhibition examines football—nicknamed "the beautiful game" by one sports commentator—and its significance in societies around the world. As a subject, football touches on issues of nationalism and identity, globalism and mass spectacle, as well as the common human experience shared by spectators from many cultures. Celebrating the sport on the eve of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the exhibition includes approximately thirty artists from around the world who work in video, photography, painting and sculpture." (from the LACMA website) More info here.
I'm not sure why I haven't written about this place before, the Old Town Music Hall is one of my absolute favorite places in the LA area. I would say it's in my top 3. I recently took a friend there and I just kept saying "It'll be an experience" because I really have no other way of convincing someone that it'll be great. It's small, intimate, there's lots of old people and it looks like you stepped into a time warp. So yeah, it's everything I love. Go there!
I'm excited to let you know I have a new show opening this Thursday at the Vincent Price Art Museum (located on the campus of East Los Angeles College). I haven't shown in Los Angeles for a while so I'm
for those of y'all in nashville, i have an exhibition that opens tomorrow at the sarratt gallery at vanderbilt university. i'll give a talk at 5 pm and a reception will follow. the show will be up until march 25th. more info here. hope to see you there!
I'll have a few post-its at giant robot's post it show! All the post-its are quotes I've overheard while working in my studio. My studio door opens right onto the sidewalk of a busy street, so I hear lots of funny/interesting conversations, mostly from high school students walking home from school. Here's a peek at one of the post-its! And for all the info you need, click here.
I'm excited to let you all know I'm part of the current exhibition at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. The exhibition runs until February 23rd, 2013. To find out more about the exhibition, click here.