In celebration of the Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, which is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, MOAH presents its winter exhibition, Imagen Angeleno. This exhibition will include solo exhibits of work by: Ken Gonzales-Day, Abel Alejandre, Ana Rodriguez and Linda Vallejo. The Main Gallery will feature a special exhibition, Dark Progressivism: The Built Environment, guest-curated by Rodrigo D’Ebre and Lalisa Derrick. Inspired by the 2016 documentary film Dark Progressivism, written by Rodrigo D’Ebre and co-directed by Rodrigo D’Ebre and James J. Yi, this exhibition highlights the street and public art movements that characterize Los Angeles’ Southland. Dark Progressivism: The Built Environment answers the question of which movements are shaping 21st century art with a multi-faceted approach that looks to the streets of LA, where innovations in design and the idea of vandalism as a form of artistic resistance are embedded in the city’s identity.
Artists featured in Dark Progressivism: The Built Environment include: Michael Alvarez, Sandow Birk, Chaz Bojorquez, Liz Brizzi, Roberto Chavez, Gajin Fujita, Peter Greco, Roberto Gutierrez, Jason Hernandez, Juan Carlos Munoz Hernandez, Louis Jacinto, Susan Logoreci, Manuel Lopez, Eva Malhotra, Haracio Martinez, Jim McHugh, Nunca, Estevan Oriol, Cleon Peterson, Felix Quintana, Carlos Ramirez, Erwin Recinos, Retna, Rafael Reyes, Jose ‘Prime’ Reza, Sandy Rodriguez, Shizo Saldomando, Alex Schaefer, Jaime Scholnick, Big Sleeps and Zes.
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