Papel Chicano Dos
WORKS ON PAPER FROM THE COLLECTION OF CHEECH MARIN
October 5, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Members Only Opening Reception:
Thursday, October 3, 7 – 9 pm
Exhibit Admission: $7, free for Museum members
Admission Free Days:
Wednesday, October 16
Tuesday, November 12
Thursday, December 19.
Free admission during Night on the Town on Fridays October 11, November 8,
December 13, and January 10, 5 – 9 pm
Primarily known as an actor, director, and performer, Cheech Marin has developed the finest private collection of Chicano art in the United States.
Diverse, colorful, and iconic, the artworks in Papel Chicano Dos range from the realism of Texas artists Gaspar Enriquez and Vincent Valdez to the expressionism of Californians Sonya Fe and Frank Romero. Prominent Chicano artists Diane Gamboa, Leo Limón, and Glugio “Gronk” Nicondra, and artists selected by Marin for the exhibition such as Carlos Almaraz and Carlos Donjuan, bring a multifaceted view of the Chicano experience as well as present social issues relevant to all communities. Utilizing unique and traditional practices of portraiture, and varied viewpoints incorporating urban culture and images from a range of historical sources, these artists move Chicano art from marginalized to mainstream.
This exhibition includes 65 artworks by 24 established and emerging artists. Their work demonstrates a myriad of techniques from watercolor and aquatint to pastel and mixed media, and dates from the late 1980s to present day.