Luis De Jesus Los Angeles hosts two exhibition walk-throughs on February 10, 2024. The artist led tours will spotlight the current exhibitions – Hector Dionicio Mendoza: Buscando Futuro / Searching for a Future, and Griselda Rosas: Donde pasó antes (Where it happened before).  The event is free, but you must RSVP BELOW. The exhibitions will remain on view  February 17, 2024.

Exhibition Walk-Throughs at Luis De Jesus

In Gallery 1, enjoy the solo exhibition Hector Dionicio Mendoza: Buscando Futuro / Searching for a Future. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Hector Dionicio Mendoza’s work materializes oral histories, ancient wisdom, familial parables, and personal and communal experiences. With his art, he engages the many myths and realities of migration.  The artist also combines an array of sculptural forms and materials. This includes assemblage, cast, and hand-sculpted techniques, along with found, salvaged as well as industrial materials. His works are informed and guided by his own personal experiences and the realities and politics of the U.S./Mexico border.

Hector Dionicio Mendoza

Hector Dionicio Mendoza, En Mis Sueños, Yo Vuelo (When I dream, I fly), 2023, mixed media, 50 x 68 x 28 in (127 x 172.7 x 71.1 cm).

Mendoza’s art fluctuates between abstraction and figuration. Therefore igniting our consciousness with narratives that embrace magical realism and Latinx/e futurism. Additionally the work explores themes of migration, the environment, and also spirituality. It further engages with the geographies of place, memory, identity, and the visualization of immigrant stories that expand upon a new latinidad.

Griselda Rosas

Then in Gallery 2 and 3, you’ll find Griselda Rosas: Donde pasó antes (Where it happened before). The artist has been influenced by her life between Tijuana and San Diego. Her experiences with the Mexico and US border continues to enhance her art. Rosas deconstructs the ambiguities of identity and place, learned, and generationally passed subjugation, and the legacies of colonization and conflict.

She often focuses on the pre-colonial and post-colonial war scenes. She the introduction of Catholicism to Indigenous customs in the Americas as part of the Spanish colonial agenda. Rosas examines these histories alongside her roles as an educator and single mother, frequently collaborating with her young son to produce works that pulsate with the energy of an uninhibited child’s eye and hand.

On view: January 13, 2024 – February 17, 2024; CLICK HERE TO RSVP for the FREE event;

What: Artist Led Exhibition Walk-Throughs
Where: Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 1110 Mateo Street, Los Angeles (in the Arts District)
When:  February 10, 2024, 2:00pm RSVP ABOVE

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