Cerritos College Art Gallery “unprimed" Exhibit to Feature Artists' Talk on February 28
For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2007 Media Contact:Kristen Habbestad
, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451, ext. 2287
WHAT: "Unprimed," an exhibition of art work by Gary Garay, Xavier Cazares Cortez, Pedro Rios Martinez and Shizu Saldamando is now on exhibit at the Cerritos College Art Gallery. An artists' talk is will be held Wednesday, February 28, 5:30 - 7 p.m. The artists will speak on their work in an informal lecture format with a question-and-answer period following. The public is invited to attend the event to learn more about the artists' vision and philosophy behind their pieces.
For the purposes of this exhibition, "primed" refers to the primed canvas a traditional artists’ substrate; "unprimed" therefore refers to works on materials other than canvas.
Found and non-traditional materials are used in Gary Garay’s mixed media works. Album covers, upholstery material and found hand-painted signs and cardboard are used as grounds for his paintings, drawings and sculptures. Xavier Cazares Cortez’s installation for the exhibition uses found wood, cutouts from plastic containers and found paper as a comment on our commodity-oriented culture. Pedro Rios Martinez uses a black sharpie to selectively draw in the grain on plywood, creating fantastical environments and tableau. Shizu Saldamando’s handkerchief drawings reference the drawings of prisoners on the same material while simultaneously mixing references to popular culture and portraiture.
WHEN: Exhibit is now on display through March 8, 2007. An Artists’ Talk is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 5:30-7 p.m.
WHERE: Cerritos College Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, room 50
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.
(562) 860-2451, ext. 2612
COST: The event is free and open to the public; parking is available in lot C-10 for $1.
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently surpasses 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu