Vamos a Jugar en las Ruinas: A Survey of Work by Eloy Torrez (9/8/17 - 10/21/17)


Vamos a Jugar en las Ruinas, (Let’s Go Play in the Ruins): A Survey of Work by Eloy Torrez is an exhibition curated by Sally Mincher coming to Plaza de la Raza’s Boathouse Gallery.

The exhibition will run September 8 - October 21, 2017.

Admission to the exhibition, and all exhibition related events is free.

A distinct and provocative voice of the Chicano Art Movement Eloy Torrez is known for his photorealist/surrealist style. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Torrez is a painter, muralist and art instructor who lives and works in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Otis College of Art and Design and his work is influenced by realism, surrealism, psychology, symbolism, and the human figure. 

Some of Torrez’s most recognizable public murals include his recently restored The Pope of Broadway at the Victor Clothing Company Building in Downtown Los Angeles; Portrait of Hollywood, framing the exterior of Hollywood High School Auditorium; and Cultural Identity Indicating Time in Perpetual Movement, Los Angeles. 

Vamos a Jugar en las Ruinas (Let’s Go Play in the Ruins) spans three decades of Torrez’ work. The exhibition provides the rare opportunity to survey the course his art has taken in his long career and to view the developments in his preoccupation with the physical characteristics of a diverse range of people.

Save the date for the following: 

+Opening Reception - Friday, September 8, 7:30pm-10pm

+Artist Talk - Thursday, Sept. 14, 7:30pm - with Eloy Torrez, Sally Mincher and Mat Gleason

+The Pope of Broadway Revisited Film Screening - Friday, October 6, 7:30pm - directed by Juliane Backmann. Q&A with Eloy Torrez, Juliane Backmann, Art Mortimer, and Isabel Rojas-Williams. (Special performance from Eloy and his band immediately following.)

This exhibition is supported by AltaMed and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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