Golden Earring, 2008
Plastic beads, mother of pearl, satin, copper tubing and wire, and rubber tubing
60 x 16 x 3 in.
Sabado Gigante and Pintores de Aztlán: Group Chicano Exhibition
Patricia Correia Gallery
Santa Monica, CA
June 28—September 6, 2008
These two exhibitions are a culmination of a five-year project were Patricia Correia Gallery focused on working exclusively with Chicano & Chicana artists. Many of the artists represented by the gallery during this project participated in the founding of the Chicano Art Movement which has been evolving over the last 40 years. These visual artists have participated in public artworks, grants, art biennials, gallery and museum exhibitions, and are part of museum collections, both nationally and internationally.
Pintores de Aztlan
The original Pintores de Aztlán exhibition, held in La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain in 2007 and curated by Mireia Sentis, comprised of over 50 artworks from Frank Romero, Carlos Álmaraz, Wayne Healy, Chaz Bojórquez, John Váladez, Patssi Valdez, Adán Hernández, George Yepes, and David Flury. La Casa Encendida, along with Patricia Correia Gallery, worked on the project for over two years, with the goal of introducing the Chicano Art Movement to Europe. Patricia Correia Gallery will be displaying an abridged adaptation of the initial exhibit.
Like its namesake, a Spanish-language variety show broadcasted throughout Latin America, Sábado Gigante brings together an eclectic mix of artists, whose works range from conceptual to traditional painting. Sábado Gigante showcases works by Connie Arismendi, Judy Baca, David Botello, Bárbara Carrasco, Roberto Gutierrez, Ester Hernández, Robert Hernández , Pola López, José Lozano, César Martinez, Delilah Montoya, José Orozco, Chuy Rangel, Isis Rodriguez, Leigh Salgado, Eloy Torrez, Consuelo J. Underwood, Linda Vallejo, Kathy Vargas, and Antonio Vigil.