Getty PST: Linda Vallejo ‘Keeping it Brown’ (September-October 10th))

Participating gallery in the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

 

Exhibition Dates: September 9 – Extended through October 10th

Exhibit closing party : Saturday, October 7th, 5-8pm

Artist Walk-Through with Shana Nys Dambrot : Sunday, October 1, 2pm

 

Linda Vallejo: Keepin' It Brown Exhibit Catalog: 

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bG gallery is pleased to present the LA debut of a beautifully brown body of work by artist Linda Vallejo from her Make ‘em All Mexican, Brown Oscars, and Brown Dot Project.

Vallejo paints historical figures and contemporary pop personalities brown; revisions white iconic Oscar stars as brown-Mexican; and transforms Latino populations and workforce data into engaging visual representations using brown dots.

 


For the Brown Dot Project, Linda Vallejo transforms statistics regarding the number of Latinos in various sectors of Los Angeles into brown dots against a grid representing the rest of the population.

Quantitative demographics (e.g. population distribution, the number of Latino doctors, etc) convert into engaging visual representations.

Vallejo creates visually striking, dynamic images as the discrete dots coalesce, into semi-abstract ideas, pop culture icons, sculptural forms. They form a hook, connecting the viewer to deeper issues resting within the data: each dot becomes a poignant metonymic suggestion of a Latino reality while also forming an expressive whole.

“           Vallejo thus converts airy demographics into visual signifiers whose power is a good deal more visceral.

“           The conversion of data of any sort into an aesthetic experience is fanciful enough; but when the data being converted is loaded with meaning – and the meaning itself is loaded with a whole different, volatile aura of meaning – the artworks that result pack an invisible wallop… If not as a tool for change, then at least as an examination of the factors that necessitate such change, a passionate argument guided not only by reason, but by humor, craft, and beauty.”

-Peter Frank

 

 

Where: BLEICHER/GORMAN (bG) Gallery Bergamot Station – Space G8A, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica 90404

Phone: +1 (310) 906 4211

Hours: 12-6pm Tues-Sat or by appointment.

Website: bGartGalleries.com

 

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