Ken Gonzales-Day, “Anthony,” 2006 and “Christo”, 2001, courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.
In addition to his work as a prolific muralist, community leader and advocate for youth, Emigdio Vasquez produced hundreds of oil paintings during his career, many of which, in their documentation of Chicano community life, relate directly to his murals. The exhibition in the Guggenheim Gallery brings together a group of these works which expand our understanding of El Proletariado de Aztlán, as well as works by contemporary Chicano artists who respond to similar themes.
To learn more about the Chapman University exhibition visit: Guggenheim Gallery
To learn more about The Getty Foundation’s LA/LA: A Celebration Beyond Boarders visit: Pacific Standard Time