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  • The Group Shoe (1962)

    Roberto Chavez

    Loosely following the group photograph that was included in the announcement for the first Ceeje Gallery exhibition, Chavez painted the upper torsos of the four artists behind a table, with a large shoe in the center of the table. It was a clever play on the word show, which Ceeje co-owner Jerry Jerome pronounced as "shoe" (in the style of Ed Sullivan). Serving as a humorous comment on the excitement surrounding the exhibition, the painting also revealed Chavez's maturing artistic style. Although still loose in its painterly execution, the figures are more clearly articulated than in previous works. Each artist in the picture projects his individual personality as the group sits side by side, their close physical proximity symbolic of their personal friendship and artistic alignment.

    Oil on canvas 50 x 60 in
    Courtesy of the artist Roberto Chavez

  • Self-Portrait (ca. 1960)

    Alberto Valdes

    Gold leaf and ink on canvas 11 9/8 x 11 in
    © Valdes Family Trust Collection

  • Fallen Warrior (1969)

    Dora De Larios

    Bronze 27 x 11 x 5 in
    Image courtesy of the artist © Dora De Larios

  • Ladies Art Class, Sawtelle (1967)

    Roberto Chavez

    Painting 50 x 60 in
    Collection of the artist © Roberto Chavez

  • Racism/Incident at Little Rock (1957)

    Domingo Ulloa

    painting 33 1/4 x 47 1/4 in
    Courtesy of Mark-Elliott Lugo © Elsa Ulloa

  • The Chief (1930)

    Hernando G. Villa

    Offset poster 41 x 27 in
    Collection of Autry National Center, Purchased by D. A. and Bill Eaton through the 2005 Gold Acquisitions Committee

  • Don Pela Gallos (ca. 1980)

    Alberto Valdes

    Acrylic on arches paper 26 x 20 in
    Collection of Valdes Family Trust Valdes Family Trust

  • Braceros (1960)

    Domingo Ulloa

    Oil on masonite 36 x 49 in
    Private collection © Elsa Ulloa

  • Las Tropicanas (1972-73)

    Eduardo Carrillo

    Painting 7 x 11 ft
    Crocker Art Museum Purchase, with funds from the Maude T. Pook Acquisition Fund, 1972.24 © Alison Carrillo

  • Spanish Holiday (1940)

    Hernando G. Villa

    Oil on canvas 30 x 40 in
    Courtesy of Donald and Joanne Heath

  • Black Vase (ca. 1970)

    Alberto Valdes

    Oil and sand on paper 145 7/8 x 15 7/8 in
    Collection of Joan Churchill © Valdes Family Trust

  • Seated Woman (Early 1960s)

    Dora De Larios

    Glazed stoneware 26 x 12 in
    Courtesy of Sabrina Judge © Dora de Larios

  • Mother and Child (1968)

    Dora De Larios

    Glazed stoneware 14 x 12 in
    Courtesy of Eleanor Kahn Dora De Larios

Autry National Center

Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican-American Generation

Focusing on the period 1945-1965, this exhibition will present the work of Mexican American artists who contributed to the emerging California iconography and its connections to the nation's collective imagination, whether as part of the 'American West,' 'Spanish California,' or 'Hollywood.' Documenting an overlooked yet significant tributary within the emergence of modern art in Los Angeles, the exhibition will feature the work of Hernando Villa (1881-1952), Alberto Valdés (1918-98), Domingo Ulloa (1919-97), Roberto Chavez (1932- ), Dora de Larios (1933 - ), and Eduardo Carrillo (1937-97). With an emphasis on painting and sculpture, the exhibition will explore each artist's dialogue with the various art movements of the 20th century refracted through cultural heritage, local observation, and social commentary. The exhibition also will document the fluid transition by some artists into Chicano art-movement activism in the 1970s without forsaking aesthetic standards.
10/14/2011 01/08/2012
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 91604