Iconic Los Angeles artist Frank Romero is the subject of a survey of works scheduled for the Muckenthaler Cultural Center’s galleries between November 7 and December 31, 2013. The exhibition will include over sixty works in various media from the artist’s half-century career. Viewers familiar with Romero’s repertoire will recognize classic subjects like automobiles and L.A. cityscapes, but may be surprised by still life and portrait paintings and drawings. A painting depicting Romero’s recently restored 101 Freeway mural “Going to the Olympics,” commissioned for the 1984 Olympics will also be included in the show, as well as a few examples of the artist’s freestanding painted sculptures. A free gallery opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
As a member of the 1970s Chicano art collective, Los Four, Romero and fellow artists Carlos Almaraz, Beto de la Rocha and Gilbert Lujan, helped to define and promote the new awareness of La Raza through murals, publications and exhibitions. Los Four’s historic 1974 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was the country’s first show of Chicano art at a major art institution.
Romero has shown extensively in the United States, Europe …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce