Keepin’ It Brown
Santa Monica, CA
Exhibition Dates: September 9 – October 10
Opening Reception: September 9, 6-9pm
Walk-Through with Shana Nys Dambrot, October 1, 2pm
Linda Vallejo will exhibit selections from Make ‘Em All Mexican, The Brown Oscars, and The Brown Dot Project at bG Gallery as part of the Getty Foundation Initiative: Pacific Standard Time (PST) LA/LA.
“Vallejo thus converts airy demographics into visual signifiers whose power is a good deal more visceral. The conversion of data of any sort into an aesthetic experience is fanciful enough; but when the data being converted is loaded with meaning – and the meaning itself is loaded with a whole different, volatile aura of meaning – the artworks that result pack an invisible wallop… If not as a tool for change, then at least as an examination of the factors that necessitate such change, a passionate argument guided not only by reason, but by humor, craft, and beauty.”
-Peter Frank, art critic and curatorbG Gallery website Pacific Standard Time website The Brown Dot Project