Make ‘Em All Mexican Publications


Garage Magazine 2019

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Garage Magazine 2019

The Wing’s Diverse, Expansive Art Exhibitions Subvert Expectations Garage Magazine by Emma Specter May 23, 2019     Full article    

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Art and Cake LA 2017

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Art and Cake LA 2017

Linda Vallejo “Keepin’ it Brown” bG gallery, Santa Monica, CA by Lawrence Gipe Art and Cake LA Los Angeles, CA September 30, 2017     Excerpt Although political, “The Brown Dot Project” exudes the zen-like chill factor of Agnes Martin. The entire suite has a charming, “loving hands at home” quality in its tactile simplicity. The visual appeal of each pattern collides skillfully with the statistical backstory – transporting the viewer from abstraction to the realm of activist art reality. The designs that Vallejo constructs from all...

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The Argonaut 2017

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The Argonaut 2017

Brown Washing: Linda Vallejo turns the tables on cultural appropriation for the Getty’s citywide tribute to Latin American influence on Los Angeles The Argonaut by Christina Campodonico Los Angeles, CA September 21, 2017     Full article    

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LA Weekly 2017

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LA Weekly 2017

15 Female Artists Who’ve Shaped the L.A. Art Scene by Eva Recinos LA Weekly Los Angeles, CA April 3, 2017     Linda Vallejo ranked #4 Excerpt “In taking familiar figures and making them brown (a series she calls “Make ’Em all Mexican”), Mexican-American artist Linda Vallejo challenges the viewer to re-examine the familiar icons of pop culture. Vallejo also looks specifically at the Latino community in Los Angeles, as evidenced in “The Brown Dot Project.” Though now in many variations, the idea started with analyzing the...

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Artillery Magazine 2017

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Artillery Magazine 2017

Linda Vallejo: Artillery Magazine “Pick of the Week” by Annabel Osberg Artillery Magazine October 4, 2017     Excerpt Linda Vallejo’s show titled “Keepin’ It Brown” affects an antique store atmosphere. Folksily arranged ceramic figurines stand atop pedestals. Walls are adorned with framed pictures of celebrities and pieces appearing as needlepoint. Embedded in this homey pop-culture veneer is sharp cultural commentary. Many of the displayed tchotchkes did come from secondhand shops; Vallejo painted their skin a few shades tanner....

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Huffington Post 2016

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Huffington Post 2016

Linda Vallejo: Charge of the Soul Huffington Post by Shana Nys Dambrot, art critic and curator Los Angeles, CA November 14, 2016       Full article    

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Los Angeles Times Calendar 2016

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Los Angeles Times Calendar 2016

In her series ‘Make ‘Em All Mexican,’ artist Linda Vallejo imagines #OscarsSoBrown by Carolina A. Miranda Los Angeles Times Calendar Section, Cover Feature February 19, 2016 Los Angeles, CA   This may be the moment of #OscarsSoWhite, but one Los Angeles artist prefers to imagine it as the year of #OscarsSoBrown. Since 2011, Linda Vallejo has transformed found bits of Americana — a Bob’s Big Boy statue or figurines of Elvis and Gary Cooper from “High Noon” — into more Mexican-ized icons with careful...

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The Culture Trip 2016

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The Culture Trip 2016

8 Influential Chicana and Chicano Artists in LA The Culture Trip by Michael Reyes Los Angeles, CA October 8, 2016     Full article    

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MetroActive 2016

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MetroActive 2016

Artists Reject the Trump Agenda MetroActive by Jeffrey Edalatpour San Jose, CA December 14, 2016     Full article    

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The Daily Bruin 2016

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The Daily Bruin 2016

Artist depicts Oscar winners as Mexican to highlight lack of diversity The Daily Bruin by Kayla Hausmann Los Angeles, CA March 2016     Full article    

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ARTnews 2016

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ARTnews 2016

‘You want to be a Mexican, here you go’: Linda Vallejo on her ‘Brown Oscars’ ARTnews by Maximilíano Durón New York, NY February 27, 2016       Full article    

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KPCC 2016

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KPCC 2016

How to address #OscarsSoWhite? LA artist says ‘Make ‘Em All Mexican’ KPCC ‘Take Two’ radio interview with A. Martinez Pasadena, CA February 2016     Full article    

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Fusion 2016

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Fusion 2016

Meet the artist who’s turning all the white Oscar winners brown Fusion by Jorge Rivas February 2016       Full article  ...

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Remezcla 2016

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Remezcla 2016

Linda Vallejo Brownwashed Past Oscar Winners In ‘Make ‘Em All Mexican’ Collection Remezcla by Andrew S. Vargas New York, NY February 2016     Full article    

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Arizona State University 2015

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Arizona State University 2015

Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social Arizona State University Vol. 15, Issue 1 Fall 2015     Linda Vallejo’s work was featured in the Fall 2015 issue of Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (Women Active in Letters and Social Change) as well as an artist statement titled Chicana Indigena as a Creative Path. Vallejo’s contributions were accompanied by an essay written by Karen Mary Davalos, Chair and Professor, Loyola Marymount University Chicano/a Studies Department,...

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New York Post 2015

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New York Post 2015

The one museum show Donald Trump should see this summer New York Post by Barbara Hoffman New York, NY July 27, 2015     Full article    

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Widewalls 2015

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Widewalls 2015

Three Artists Experiment with Appropriations in a Readymade Exhibition in New York Widewalls by Amy Lin London, England September 30, 2015     Full article    

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Studio Visit LA 2015

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Studio Visit LA 2015

Linda Vallejo: Brown Power Artist Studio Visit LA Los Retratos by Aimee Santos Los Angeles, CA June 3, 2015     Full article    

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Artillery Magazine 2014

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Artillery Magazine 2014

Brownout: Linda Vallejo Paints a New Color Scheme by Tulsa Kinney, Editor Artillery Magazine Los Angeles, CA November 4, 2014     Excerpt “I’m a hypocrite,” Linda Vallejo says, referring to her latest series “Make ’Em All Mexican.” “I grew up on Fred Flintstone and Frank Sinatra. I’m all American.” She adds, “I think we are all hypocrites in one way or another. We all have our prejudices and judge each other needlessly based on color, class, education, et cetera. If we pretend that we don’t have these thoughts and feelings we’re...

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Albertini 2014 The Kite

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Albertini 2014 The Kite

Hidden Brownness Albertini 2014 The Kite by Rosanna Albertini 2014     Full article    

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The Culture Catch 2014

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The Culture Catch 2014

Linda Vallejo’s Cultural Transfigurations The Culture Catch by DD Lombardi April 21, 2014     Full article    

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F.A.M.E. NYC Magazine 2014

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F.A.M.E. NYC Magazine 2014

The Browning of the American Dream F.A.M.E. NYC Magazine by Afrika Brown April 2014     Full article    

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LaNetaNeta Mag 2014

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LaNetaNeta Mag 2014

La Fabulosa Obra Artística de Linda Vallejo LaNetaNeta Mag by Edgar Ayala February 2014     Full article    

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The Roundup 2013

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The Roundup 2013

NMSU Hosts Art Exhibition That Sparks Discussion on Race The Roundup by Tara Melton New Mexico State University New Mexico November 15, 2013     Full article    

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Onodream Magazine 2013

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Onodream Magazine 2013

Onodream Magazine. One Artist One Conversation Linda Vallejo Onodream Press Vol. 3, No. 1 Edited and published by Louis Jacinto Los Angeles, CA     Louis Jacinto began photographing in Los Angeles in 1975 and is noted for his iconic images of the Punk Rock music scene in Los Angeles from the late 1970’s. Both Jacinto and the East Los Angeles art collective, ASCO crossed artistic paths throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, most notably in Jacinto’s series of photographs documenting an art exhibit and Punk Rock music show,...

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Make ‘Em All Mexican 2013

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Make ‘Em All Mexican 2013

Make ‘Em All Mexican Published by Linda Vallejo in conjunction with solo exhibitions ISBN: 9780464813392 February 16, 2013 Published on the occasion of the Make ‘Em All Mexican solo exhibition at George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, February 2—March 9, 2013 with preface by Armando Duron and critical essays by Dr. Karen Mary Davalos and Bill Moreno.     About Linda Vallejo Linda Vallejo received her BA in Fine Arts from Whittler College, completed undergraduate studies in lithography from the University of Madrid, Spain, and...

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LA Weekly 2013

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LA Weekly 2013

Linda Vallejo’s Art Show Makes Pop Culture Icons Look Mexican LA Weekly by Eva Recinos Los Angeles, CA February 12, 2013     Full article    

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Interesting People Blog 2012

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Interesting People Blog 2012

On Creativity ~ Linda Vallejo Interesting People Blog by Shän Boggs September 27, 2012     Full article    

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¡LatinoLA! 2012

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¡LatinoLA! 2012

“Make ‘Em All Mexican” Solo Exhibition ¡LatinoLA! Los Angeles, CA September 2012   Full article    

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Orange County Center for Contemporary Art 2012

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Orange County Center for Contemporary Art 2012

Random Acts of Time: An International Call for Art Curator and Juror: William Moreno Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA May 5—June 16, 2012     Exhibition Statement William Moreno, Curator and Juror Time is a fundamental and certainly pragmatic tenant that regulates – to a greater or lesser extent – daily life; a marker for past, present and future. The “arrow of time,” coined by British astronomer Arthur Eddington, refers to the expansive visualization of time on a continuum. Yet the...

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Coyote Chronicle 2012

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Coyote Chronicle 2012

Local artists shine a light on their “Perspectives” Coyote Chronicle by Mariela Limon San Bernardino, CA October 20, 2012 Full article     Latino art exhibit enthralls RAFFMA Coyote Chronicle by Lupe Duran San Bernardino, CA October 18, 2012 Full article  ...

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Excélsior 2012

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Excélsior 2012

EXHIBICIÓN: Perspectivas chicanas en San Bernardino Excélsior by Olga Rojas CA September 28, 2012     Full article    

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Art Ltd. 2011

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Art Ltd. 2011

Linda Vallejo: “Make ‘Em All Mexican” at Avenue 50 Gallery Art Ltd. Magazine by Marlena Donohue, Editor Los Angeles, California July/August 2011     Linda Vallejo began in the ’80s as part of the stridently Latino movement including ASCO, demanding a place for brown artists, and noting the near absent representations of non-white experience/ selfhood at every level of US culture. Her work has included performances enacting indigenous rituals, Meso-American figurative styles remotely calling up mythic Olmec or Mayan...

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