Victor Estrada - Figure in an American Landscape II

Victor Estrada: “Figure in an American Landscape II”, 2013, courtesy of Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles © 2017 Victor Estrada, photo by Gene Ogami, courtesy of the artist.

‘A Universal History of Infamy’ - LACMA

LACMA presents ‘A Universal History of Infamy: Those of this America’, displaying works by contemporary Latino artists, writers, and activists. January 27 to October 6, 2018.

Source: LACMA

By displaying works exploring loss, resilience, and the political potential of poetic expression alongside several pieces from LACMA’s collection, artist and educator Vincent Ramos exposes a shared impulse across generations to use art as a powerful method of resistance.

Artists in the exhibition include Isabel Avila, Raul Baltazar, Roberto Chavez, Victor Estrada, Carlee Fernandez, Devyn Galindo, Héctor García, Jacinta González, Raul Guerrero, Fred Lonidier, Maria de Los Angeles, Yvette Mayorga, Delilah Montoya, Jorge Orozco Gonzalez, Betsabeé Romero, Peter Saul, Fritz Scholder, Rufino Tamayo, Teresita de la Torre, Patricia Valencia, Linda Vallejo, Emmett Walsh, and Max Yavno; with commissioned texts by Rocío Carlos, Sesshu Foster, Carribean Fragoza, and Stephanie Guerrero.

“The works borrowed from LACMA’s collection run the historical gamut, from ancient times to today,” said Vincent Ramos. “It should be mentioned that there are other cultural voices present in the show as well. There are contributions from Native American artists, like the late Fritz Scholder, as well as non-Latino artists directly from the 20th-century art historical canon. All of the artists, regardless of their specific cultural background, have been fearless in their approach to commenting on their respective times. That is ultimately where their connectivity lies.”

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