Tania Jazz Alvarez
Tania Jazz Alvarez is a contemporary artist and professor who lives and works in Southern California. Her artwork is comprised of large, colorful, messy figurative paintings that tell stories and celebrate the underdog. Alvarez acts as a storyteller from a complex perspective of hybridization. “I’m both utopian and pissed. My humorous environments allow me to play with stereotypes and create both counter-histories and my own futures.”
May 12 - June 8, 2019
I will always be drawn to people. Having come from Baldwin Park, CA a small but diverse town in the San Gabriel valley within Los Angeles County, I want my work to reflect the ethnic diversity that has always been part of my experiences and reality that often times I do not see being represented in popular media such as print, television, and cinema. I start with simple ideas and build layers incrementally from there. We are all different, and I love photographing that.
Be Like Water
April 14 - May 11, 2019
Michael Massenburg was born in San Diego and raised in Los Angeles California. Michael pursued his studies at California State University, Long Beach and Otis School of Art and Design. Massenburg has exhibited in galleries and museums, completed private commissions and worked on public art projects throughout the country and abroad. His list of public artwork clients includes Verizon, MTA Metro, ESPN, American Jazz Museum and the Fabulous Forum.
March 17 - April 13, 2019
Jefferson Pinder is an interdisciplinary artist who creates performances, video work, and objects that challenge viewers to think critically about their highly polarized society. Pinder explores the tangle of representations, visual tropes, and myths—referencing historical events and invoking cultural symbolism.
Reflections On Jefferson Pinder's
Internationally acclaimed Valdez is best known for her vibrant paintings, installations and early performance work with the avant-garde art group ASCO, of which she is a founding member. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Valdez received her BFA from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles and was named outstanding alumni in the 1980s. In 2005, she was named the “Latina of Excellence in the Cultural Arts” by the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Sanguine x Joshua Sandoval: The Offensive
A campaign to raise awareness for the continued struggle by the indigenous community to remove logos and names used throughout team sports, specifically the NFL’s Washington DC franchise.