LA/Landscapes: Real and Imagined
as part of the Getty Institute Initiative PST: LA/LA
Studio Channel Islands
September 16—November 18, 2017
Studio Channel Islands invites you to explore the landscape in which we live through the eyes of seven exceptional artists. LA/LAndscapes: Real and Imagined is a contemporary art exhibition exploring the themes and traditions of landscape painting both north and south of the Mexico/USA border.
Today, nearly half the population of Los Angeles has roots in Latin America and yet the voice of the Latino and Latin American artist is under-represented in our theaters, galleries, and museums. In response to this gap the J. Paul Getty Museum has initiated an extensive collaboration of over 70 cultural organizations from San Diego to Santa Barbara to take a fresh look at the vital and vibrant traditions in Latin American art and the exciting contemporary artists making work today.
LA/LAndscapes: Real and Imagined is Studio Channel Islands’ response to this project and the beginning of a larger program of exhibitions that explore the connections within our community and celebrate the diverse perspectives of the people who share this land.
LA/LAndscapes: Real and Imagined includes work by three extraordinary artists from Mexico; José Castelao, Porfirio Guiterrez, and Manuela Generali, and two outstanding artists from California; Linda Vallejo, and Fernanda Uski. During the LA/LAndscapes exhibition Studio Channel Islands will also present two exhibitions of photography; first a series of portraits of the people and landscapes of Mexico by John C. Lewis and second a series of studies of Ventura’s field workers by Antonio Juarez. Lewis’ portraits of Mexico capture the beauty and subtlety of the national landscape and its people. Juarez’s work combines photographs of the fieldworkers of Ventura framed within reclaimed pallets, providing a direct point of contact with the people who labor unnoticed alongside the freeways.
Artists included: José Castelao, Porfirio Guiterrez, Manuela Generali, Linda Vallejo, Fernanda Uski, John C. Lewis, Antonio Juarez