Yolanda González: Sueño de Familia / Dream of Family examines the artistic legacy of one family across 150 years from Mexico to the United States. Centered on the practice of Yolanda González, the exhibition creates a family portrait across five generations through works spanning the 1870s to the present, including drawings, paintings, ceramics, and printmaking. The exhibition considers transnational, long-term, and largely matriarchal transmissions of artistic inquiry and vocation, broadening the origin story of connected visual lineages of Chicana/o artists of González’s generation.
Sueño de Familia references both González’s iconic ongoing series of portraits Sueños (2000-present), or “dreams,” and the act of dreaming – from associations forwarded through imagery within the artworks themselves to aspirational notions of dreaming with and for one’s family. As the works speak to each other across time, this exhibition charts a family tree of artists and elucidates new understandings of multigenerational, feminist art histories. González’s family of artists includes great-grandfather Juan Nepomuceno López (b. 1860 – d. 1940) trained in Mexico by a French teacher, grandmother Margarita “Mague” López Ibarra (b. 1906 – d. 1999), active between 1920 and 1978, mother Yolanda “Yola” López González (b. 1930), who took up ceramics at the age of 83, González herself (b. 1964), prolific across diverse media since the 1980s, and niece Lauren Stacia González (b. 1988), an artist working in painting, printmaking, and ceramics.
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Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone, a mural-size composition that contains elements of both abstraction and realism, is based on an idea for a work that the artist conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Join for a conversation with and performance by the Quetzal Family Trio. The Quetzal Family trio, a make-shift ensemble born in these quarantine times, shares an intimate repertoire of home and community traditions as well as some original music. RSVP to receive the Zoom session link.
Lecturer John Schmal will give a presentation on searching for your indigenous roots in Mexico. In addition to showing examples of Indian baptisms and marriages from various parts of the country, he will discuss the issue of tribal identity and the use of the generic term “indio” in Catholic Church records as early as the 1600s. Some of the challenges of tracing indigenous families beyond several generations will be discussed. John P. Schmal is a historian, genealogist, and lecturer. John…
Watch a quick art video online, do the art project at the end and upload or email your creation to crewnative to earn a raffle ticket and a chance to win original art pieces from the Crew and an art kit from the city of Los Angeles, the GRYD Foundation
Join in watching an archival video presentation of last season’s Latino Theater Company production of Home. Writer/performer Nancy Ma’s coming-of-age tale about growing up sandwiched between two cultures. Desperately seeking approval from her Chinese Toisan immigrant family, Nancy journeys away from her home in New York City’s Chinatown in search of the American dream — only to learn that you can only find “Home” when you accept where you come from. Join Ma and director Geoffrey Rivas for an online…