The Durón Gallery is dedicated to socially relevant and politically conscious art.
The Durón Gallery - SPARC presents Loss, Memory and Recovery | Dwora Fried & Linda Vallejo. Dwora Fried's mixed media boxes capture people, places and emotions under glass - literally. Composed in identical wooden boxes with glass fronts, the pieces ask unsettling questions about identity, beliefs and memory. They recreate imaginary scenes of displacement, isolation and entrapment. Linda Vallejo’s new work is part of her series called Make 'Em all Mexican—this time as aluminum sublimation prints. The work is a biting social satire that de-constructs time-honored images to create new cultural icons. The viewer is cajoled into envisioning an imaginary and wished-for political and social status and then is forced to face the reality.
Exhibition hours are Tuesday – Saturday, Noon-5pm through Friday, April 11th.
About SPARC: LA-based non-profit arts organization committed to Art, Community, Education and Social Justice. Founded in 1976 by UCLA Professor and muralist Judith F. Baca, filmmaker Donna Deitch, and artist Christina Schlesinger. For more info: http://www.SPARCinLA.org or call 310.822-9560 x15.