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'Looking Back / Moving Forward: Contemporary Mexican-American Art'


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until October 31, 2010[days & times]
  • WHERE Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $8

In honor of the Mexican Bicentennial, the Oceanside Museum of Art is pleased to present "Looking Back / Moving Forward: Contemporary Mexican-American Art," an exhibition that celebrates Mexican culture by examining the recent work of Einar and Jamex de la Torre and Raul Guerrero.

The art created by these three artists addresses important cultural and historical concepts with very personal perspectives and extremely different mediums.

Inspired by Spanish Mexican colonial art, kitsch and the Baroque aesthetic the de la Torre brothers create Pop Assemblage art primarily of glass and found objects. Layers of symbolic and cultural meaning fused with whimsical and humorous imagery tell stories reflecting their wide range of social and political interests.

Raul Guerrero employs a representational style of painting to comment on themes of history, cultural and social stereotypes and place. The paintings on view from his Bars, Women and Fast Food series, represent a variety of images related to California’s history.

Looking Back / Moving Forward will be on view in the OMA Groves Gallery July 31 through October 31. Meet the artists Saturday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m. and hear them discuss the meaning behind their work on view. Free with admission & free from OMA members, students and military.

For more information please contact the museum at 760-435-3720 or visit the website.

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