​   Future Exhibitions

 
 
 
Pável Acevedo: Inland Empire
October 8 – November 29, 2018
Artist's Talk & Reception: Thursday, October 11th
Artist's Talk: 4:30pm, Reception: 5:30 -8:00pm
Pável Acevedo explores the political and personal effects of migration, immigration, borders, and the duality many immigrants contend with after leaving their homeland for a new nation. Acevedo melds elements of Mexican mural painting, printmaking, and classical drawing, with symbols and imagery from the codex of Huaxyacac and Nahuatl, the ancient Aztec language. With Inland Empire, Acevedo confronts issues of housing, displacement, and migration and explores what it means -- metaphorically and practically -- to reside on the outskirts, to commute between cultures, to live in an inconclusive state between families and between lands.
Born in Oaxaca and living in Riverside, CA, Acevedo typifies a new generation of contemporary Mexican artists telling powerful visual stories about Latino identity, personal experiences, American culture and the ever-changing socio-political environment of Southern California.
Chicanx/Latinx: Serigraph Prints from Self Help Graphics & Art
October 8 – November 29, 2018
Reception: Thursday, October 11, 5:30 -8:00pm
 
Since printed art was developed some 500 years ago, it has served as a vehicle to disseminate beliefs, educate, and inspire people to action. Chicanx/Latinx, surveys contemporary Chicana/o and Latinx artists engaged with the tradition of social and political printed art. Simultaneously vibrant works of art and primary historical documents, these handmade and unique prints make visible legacies, communities, struggles, and triumphs that are often hidden or forgotten. Artists in the exhibition include: Pável Acevedo, Dewey Tafoya, Votan, Sandra Fernandez, Zeke Peña, Luis Genaro Garcia, El Mac, Kimberly Robertson, Dalia Paola Mendez, Enik One, Cynthia Velasquez, Shizu Saldamando, Germs, Sonia Romero, Victoria Delgadillo, Judy Baca
 
Founded in East Los Angeles in 1970 and responsible for the largest collection of Chicano/Latino fine art prints in history, Self Help Graphics & Art has been at the heart of innovative and experimental printmaking by Chicana/o and Latinx artists for nearly 50 years. The eclectic selection of works by both activist and non-activist printmakers in Chicanx/Latinx, explores themes related to identity, spirituality, social justice and global equity in order to raise provocative questions, engage diverse communities, and create political change
 
 
 
 

Devon Tsuno: California Seedlings
August 13, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Reception: Saturday, August 18th, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 25th, at 2:30pm

Devon Tsuno’s recent abstract paintings, social practice projects, artist books, and outdoor installations focus on the LA watershed, water use, and native vs. non-native vegetation. Influenced by Japanese, 19th century Ukiyo-e woodblock prints and fabric, his vibrant, densely layered works are inspired by the vigorous and dynamic flora competing for space in our urban environment. With California Seedlings, the Art Gallery takes contemporary art outside, using the gallery itself as a canvas. Unlike traditional murals, this one won’t be painted directly on the wall, but will use a graphic film wrap to temporarily transform the building’s face and activate the public space around the Art Gallery.


 The Art Gallery is on the Valencia Campus
 During the exhibition, gallery hours are:
 Monday through Thursday 10:00am to 4:00pm
 Friday by appointment

 Closed Saturday, Sunday and all school holidays
 (661) 362-3612