Art Show in Eagle Rock
2012 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock
On Saturday evening we attended an art opening at Carlotta's Passion in Eagle Rock. Carlotta's is more of a furniture store than an art gallery. The art adorns the walls and sits on top of the furniture for sale. You have to move in and around the furniture set-ups to see the artwork. This makes it more of a salon than a typical art setting. That's not a bad thing. Having furniture set up throughout the gallery makes it easy to sit a spell and enjoy the artwork while you're sipping your glass of wine.
The main artists exhibited on Saturday were Patssi Valdez and Gilbert "Magu" Lujan. Both attained fame in the 70's and 80's as part of an emerging Hispanic art movement in Los Angeles. Patssi's work is beautiful and surreal. This show had gouaches of her interior environments. Magu sculpts low-rider cars, wolf-like homies and paints similar subjects....very colorful and bold. My friend, Tony de Carlo's art was also included in the front room of the gallery.
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