Detras de la Cortina

The Spanish phrase “detras de la cortina” translates to “behind the curtain.” This exhibition features a group of artists whose work alludes to a number of metaphoric curtains. The first “curtain” that comes to mind is the Orange Curtain-a derogatory term that connotes a dismissal image of Orange County as a cultural wasteland, void of esthetic sophistication and appreciation for anything that is not bland. In Orange County the Latino community is substantive and rapidly growing, yet historically much of the Latino community has lived in relative anonymity to the larger Orange County community-another metaphoric curtain that this exhibition addresses. All the artists in Detras de la Cortina have a relationship with Orange County. Some have lived here all their lives others have studies here or lived here briefly. But all have had experiences here that have had a profound impact on them as artists. Each artist in this exhibition, in his or her own personal way, addresses an aspect of what Latino means. Featured artists: Emigdio Vasquez, Henry M. Godines, Gregg Stone, Matt Southgate, Abram Moya, Jose Lozano, Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, Rosa Williams and Alma Lopez.

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. Starts: Sept. 5. Continues through Oct. 17, 2010

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