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Habitat: On the Road  ArtNews Magazine By Katherine McMahon Winter 2019     Excerpt: L.A.-born painter Linda Vallejo does a lot of thinking in her 2009 Toyota Avalon, which carries her to and from her home in Topanga Canyon. “I work through images in my mind while driving,” she said. Traffic can be a bad influence. “Because of the congestion, a lot of us are becoming rude drivers.” But there’s an upside...

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Beach Is in This California Town’s Name, but It Offers Much More The New York Times By Lucas Peterson June 26, 2018 Excerpt: I enjoyed the exhibit “El Exploratorio,” which focused on the intersection of art, science and technology. A standout was Linda Vallejo’s “Datos Sagrados,” which wove together mesmerizing pictographs with data about Latino immigration. Full Article  ...

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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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