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The Brown Oscars We Choose Art and The Mezz Gallery at The Montalbán Theatre in collaboration with bG Gallery Exhibition dates: February 27—March 12, 2018 “Red carpet” opening reception: March 1, 7—10 pm Oscars after party: Sunday, March 4, 9—11 pm “With a bit of brown paint, Linda Vallejo draws attention to the absence of Mexican American culture in the mainstream.” – Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times We Choose...

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We Need Protests. And Paintings. The New York Times By Héctor Tobar January 27, 2018 Excerpt: ‘The history of Latino diaspora art in Los Angeles shows that even small, local works can produce big cultural shifts. In the 1970s, a group of Los Angeles artists at the barrio gallery Self-Help Graphics wanted their community to celebrate the beauty of Mexican culture. So they worked to recreate Mexican “Día de los Muertos” (Day of...

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In these two art shows, the political is personal for our post-Women’s March country LA Times By Christopher Knight, Art Critic January 3, 2018 Full article  ...

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Signs of the Times By Ann Landi Vasari21 December 26, 2017 Excerpt: “Vasari21 members weigh in on a depressing political climate Artists have always responded to the temper of their times. War and catastrophe, social inequities and racial injustice, corrupt politicians and noble heroes often bring out the best in artists—think of Goya’s Third of May, David’s Death of Marat, or Picasso’s Guernica. Social satirists like Daumier...

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 . One Year: The Art of Politics in Los Angeles LA Art News Published on Dec 8, 2017   “Linda Vallejo’s ‘The Brown Dot Project’ puts a human face on data—for example, a portrait of a young woman composed of 33,461 brown dots that illustrate the fact that 30.9% of Latinos living in the U.S. earned $50K+ in 2014.”   Full article  ...

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Inside Self Help Graphics & Art Día De Los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past Present & Future / PST: LA/LA By Eva Recinos Fabrik Magazine Issue 37 October 17, 2017 Full article Purchase magazine  ...

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