Join us for the solo exhibition of Shizu Saldamando, Wanlass Artist-in-Residence.
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Oxy Arts presents the work of Shizu Saldamando, the Wanlass artist-in-residence for 2019-2020. Drawing from her personal cultural perspective (Mexican-American and Japanese-American ancestry), Saldamando offers an intimate take on formal portraiture; presenting portraits of friends, fellow artists, queer and of color activists — individuals that are not often highlighted or uplifted in contemporary culture. Her work functions as homage, as well as documentation of countercultures within and around Northeast Los Angeles.
Shizu Saldamando's drawings, paintings, sculptures, and videos have been exhibited both locally and internationally and experiment with a broad range of surfaces and materials. She has had solo exhibitions at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; the Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA; Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA; Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Selected group exhibitions include shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the official collateral exhibition of the Venice Biennale; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA. Saldamando received her B.A. from UCLA’s School of Arts and Architecture and her M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts.
Visualizing the scope of L.A. Latinx subcultural communities, L.A. Intersections presents a selection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Shizu Saldamando that reimagines alternative Chicanx and Indigenous identities through portraiture and video-based work. The exhibition's multimedia and cross-generational composition offers both a critique of traditional figures in art and a celebration of in-between spaces and the bodies that inhabit them.
February 13 - 78 Days of Relief: Texas Isaiah and EJ Hill in conversation about their process working on Excellentia, Mollitia, Victoria and as ongoing collaborators.
February 20 - Yosimar Reyes: Undocumented and Thriving
February 25 - X: a Performance by Gabriela Ruiz
April 6 - Today Could be an Anniversary, a night of student engaged poetry curated by Raquel Gutiérrez
April 9 - Dorian Wood: Songs Against the Lure
April 17 - Exhibition Closing with Club Scum
The Wanlass Artist in Residence Program is made possible by generous support from the Kathryn Caine Wanlass Charitable Foundation.