In 1969, a group of Mexican American muralists — Frank Romero, Carlos Alvarez, Roberto de la Rocha, Gilbert Lujan — formed the art collective Los Four in Los Angeles.
College educated and passionately convicted to their beliefs, Los Four was instrumental in introducing Chicano art to the mainstream in the 70s and 80s. Since then, their continued dedication has ushered in new eras of Mexican-American artists with the same values and commitment to the Chicano community.
Today, Gregorio Escalante, gallerist and founder of Juxtapoz magazine (with Zach de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine,) and Chris Zertuche of La Bodega Gallery in Barrio Logan are championing a new movement, LOS FOUR MEETS LOS 40.
Led by Abel Alejandre, Mexican-born, L.A.-based hyperrealist artist, and Joshua Ben Paskowitz, artist and youngest member of the Paskowitz surf family, Los 40 is a collective of forty contemporary Chicano-influenced artists paving extraordinary independent paths while honoring the pioneering spirit and message of the original crew.
A group exhibition running April 1st – 11th at La Bodega Gallery, LOS FOUR MEETS LOS 40 “will carry the torch into the future as we renew our commitment to our cultural legacy of richness and diversity,” said Zertuche of La Bodega Gallery.
The public is invited to join the artists on April 1, 2017 from 5-10 pm, for this moment of celebration.
Exhibiting Artists include:
Los Four: Carlos Almaraz, Roberto de la Rocha, Gilbert “Magú” Luján, Frank Romero
Los 40: Abel Alejandre, Antonio Pelayo, Barbara Carrasco, Block, Bonnie Lambert, Brian M Viveros, Chaz Bojorquez, Checho Perez, CiCi Segura Gonzalez, CR Stecyk, Daniel Gonzalez, Eriberto Oriol, Eric Almanza, Gregg Stone, Gustavo Rimada, Jaime Guerrero, Jose Lozano, Leigh Salgado, Libre, Linda Arreola, Linda Vallejo, Man One, Margaret Garcia, Mario Ybarra Jr., Nacho Chincoya, Oscar Castillo, Pavel Acevedo, Rafael Cardenas, Richard Salcido, Robert Palacios, Roy Gonzalez, Ruben Esparza, Sandy Rodriguez, Saner, Shizu Saldomando, Sonia Romero, Surge, The Beast Brothers, Victoria Delgadillo and Yreina D. Cervantez
Contact Information: Chris Zertuche
La Bodega Gallery
2196 Logan Ave. San Diego, CA 92113
Phone: (619) 255-7036