Contrapposto: A Solo Exhibition by Adrian Delgado
Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

Contrapposto: A Solo Exhibition by Adrian Delgado

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Sanchez Contemporary proudly presents Adrian Delgado’s “Contrapposto”.

The “Contrapposto” series was inspired by the current political tension in America. The intention of this series is to discredit the stereotype and oxymoron:“immigrants are lazy and are stealing our jobs” by documenting said individuals and their lives, struggles and contributions. Contrapposto is an extremely important sculptural development in Western art, its appearance marks the first time that the human body is used to express a psychological disposition. The balanced, harmonious pose suggests a calm and relaxed state of mind, an evenness of temperament that is part of the ideal of man represented.

Within this series Adrian seeks to showcase objects in their form, color, and relation to space. Adrian uses hues of different colors in the highlights and shadows of the objects, which introduces an expressive, emotive aspect in his work. The artist uses texture and brushwork to move the eye within the work.

Contrapposto is about Americans, it has a depth. The people represented in these paintings are hard workers, people who hold this country together, some of them do jobs others wouldn’t do; they represent my family, your family, our ancestors and the foundation of this country. To be American is to seek and seize opportunity. The artist’s ultimate goal is to invoke the viewer to find both a universal and personal connection to the artwork, for the viewer to recognize their own privileges and how their ancestors (ultimately who were immigrants to this country) contributed to the history of America.

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Join us for the opening reception! 
DATE: 2/24/2018
TIME: 5-8pm
LOCATION: 1951 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA
Sanchez Contemporary | Tertulia Coffee

Exhibit Dates: February 24, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Artist Biography:
Adrian Delgado graduated from California College of the Arts in 2014. Adrian currently works as a preporator (art handler) at SFMOMA's Collection Center. On his daily commute Adrian gathers inspiration for his content from observing the people he encounters and their pursuit. The Contrapposto series is a continuation of his two previous series and is a combination of representing the people he sees and the modern artwork and techniques he encounters daily. 

Adrian recently participated in MACLA’s 6th Chicana/o Bicentennial and exhibited series, “Pursuit” at El Comalito Collective and “Unsung Heroes” at Artiszen Cultural Arts Center in Vallejo, California; the series were well received by the community.

Adrian’s mediums include oil painting, mosaics, printmaking, and watercolors. He uses a combination of content, technique and execution to express emotion. Adrian uses art as a way understand himself and his surroundings. His work is meant to have a universal and personal connection.

Quotes from the artist, Adrian Delgado
"The focus of my artwork continues to center around the idea of struggle in America today. My work is reflective of my beliefs of identity - the struggle to define and debunk who we are (Mexican, American, Chicanxs, Latinxs, Immigrants, people of this land, human beings), along with the boxes we have been put into either by mainstream media and/or the current president of the United States of America (and/or people that he represents). This new series centers on people working and in motion; with a focus on the figure often with their back towards the audience. The figure’s back towards audience represents how these figures are turned away from America - the America which they break their backs for."

"I use the contrapposto arrangement used in Ancient Greek sculptures that would show the figure in a relaxed but also in action position. I am also showing figures the way they are painted in 1950s Mexican murals with stretched bodies in stress."

"You know I constantly find myself asking “What does it mean to be patriotic?” Some Americans think it's waving a flag. I feel this work explores the idea that patriotism is actually really about the work people put into the country and how we can work along one another."

"My goal with this series is to showcase that being American does not come from the privilege and/or fact of being born here rather the struggle that comes from pursuing and seizing opportunity."

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Workshop: Paint & Sip - Frida Kahlo Edition
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop: Paint & Sip - Frida Kahlo Edition

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WORKSHOP: PAINT & SIP - FRIDA KAHLO EDITION

Dar + Luz Collective is very excited to collaborate with Sanchez Contemporary to facilitate this month's Paint & Sip Worksop. Collective members Alex Martinez and Cazares Yadira are so happy to lead a painting workshop on la grande madre, Frida Kahlo! Participants are encouraged to pre-register by contacting @darluzcollective or darluzcollective@gmail.com. Pre-registration is $50, $55/door. Contact us for group rates. Painting materials are supplied. Complimentary snacks and beverages are included! #oakland #paintandsip #fridakahlo

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Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Urgency of Life: A Solo Exhibition by Lark Calderon-Gomez

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Urgency of Life: Solo Exhibition by Lark Calderon-Gomez

Exhibition Dates: November 11 - Dec 31, 2017

Opening Reception: November 11, 2017 from 5-8pm

Calderon-Gomez’s latest solo exhibition shows her adeptness at dealing with the tumultuousness of present times, transforming darkness into bold, glimmering images of women. Many of her paintings were inspired by the Women’s Marches that took place in the wake of the year’s presidential inauguration. They portray women cast against a stark gray background with elaborate golden-leafed headdresses evoking a sense of stateliness and royalty. The contrast is evocative.

“I feel like women today have to deal with so much misogyny and adversity,” she said. “To me, I feel every women should feel appreciated for our true strength.” 

The women of Calderon-Gomez’s ancestry - most notably her mother and paternal grandmother- play a core role in her artmaking. Their hardship and tribulations as well as their perseverance and triumph, the way that they moved through the world, provide endless inspiration.

Written by Catherine Brozena for Oakland Magazine, November 2017

Lark Calderon-Gomez was born and raised in California where she fell in love with oil painting when she was seven.  Her mother, a gifted artist, started teaching her at that time. She was twenty years old when she landed her first professional work as an illustrator for a book on magic illusions published by Pearson/Simmel Press.  She went on to work in animation for award-winning MetroLight Studios in LA. She worked under award-winning digital effects artist, Mark A. Lassoff.  They worked in the 2D division called, MetroCel, where Lark painted cels on Ren & Stimpy and Beavis & Butthead, respectively. 

Website: http://www.calderon-gomez.com/

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Aug
19
5:00 PM17:00

DOCE: 12x12 Silent Auction - Reception

Dates: Aug 19th - Sept 6th, 2017

RSVP: Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/907738212701956

DOCE: 12x12 Silent Auction and Group Show will open to the public on Saturday Aug 19th, 2017 with an artist reception from 5-8pm.

This exhibit celebrates the diverse works of local artists. Each piece represents the artist’s latest work.  Each artist was invited to create a new work that celebrates their own individual artistic style and subject matter with the only limitation being the size of the canvas - 12x12 inches. The show includes original paintings on wood, canvas, photography and glass.

Collectors will be able to bid on each piece online. All bidding starts at $150 with $25 incremental bidding. A portion of the proceeds will a scholarship fund that assists local art students.

Participating Artists: Julio Rodriguez, Stephanie Steiner Jacobi, Alejandra Oseguera, Zoe Boston,  Sugey Salazar, Ana Guadalupe Aviles, Valerie Medina, Lilly Quintana, Roxanne Quezada Chartouni, Donna Rodriguez, Dana Bloede, Rebecca Garcia Gonzalez, Adrian Delgado, Oscar Cisneros, Russell Bloom, Tomye Neal Madison, Semmie Johnson, Mario Navaserro, Mathew Barnes, Luis Tinoco, Frances Hernandez, Corry Perez, Sylvia Ledezma, Benjamin Estrada, Paul Razo, Luis Garcia, Sally Rodriguez, Angie Villegas, Mary Gainza, DK Bryant, Ryan Mahoney, Maria Sanchez.

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Jul
8
5:00 PM17:00

Pasion de Frida: Opening Reception

Artists: Maya Gonzales, Frankie Franco, Luis Tinoco, Valerie Medina, Lilly Quintana, Carlos Villez, David Martinez, Ipolani Bovee, Pamela Enriquez, Emily Costello, Julie Zarate, Dana Bloede, Pinchi Michi, Sandi Fitzgerald, Frances Hernandez, Corry Perez, Nicholas Hernandez, Yoli Manzo, Elisa Tudor, Xochitl Guerrero, Ernie Lucero, Amelia Berumen, Denise Cortes, Sally Rodriguez, Donna Rodriguez, Lawrence El Colacion, RicardoR. Diaz, Diana Gaspar-Pena, Rudy Andrade

Curated by Bird Levy, Maria Sanchez

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Cheech Marin, Book Signing and Private Q&A
Apr
1
5:00 PM17:00

Cheech Marin, Book Signing and Private Q&A

THIS EVENT IS SOLDOUT.

Cheech Marin is coming by Tertulia to discuss and sign his new memoir "Cheech is Not My Real Name … But Don’t Call Me Chong." We will open up a link soon to allow you to purchase his book. We will have a private Q&A for the first 75 people who buy his book. He'll not only be discussing his career in Hollywood, but also his love for Chicano Art. His new art book "Papel Chicano Dos" will also be available to purchase. Mark your calendar!! Click on FB event page for more details and updates.

https://www.facebook.com/events/785608661590174/

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#NeverSettle Opening Reception
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

#NeverSettle Opening Reception

On Saturday January 21, 2017, over 80,000 residents from Oakland and surrounding communities showed up together to march for human rights, environmental issues, civil liberties ans social justice. People gathered not as victims nor as violent disrupters, but as a diverse civic army bonded by shared values and a common purpose. This collection of images, taken by you, reflect the vibrancy, diversity, and strength of our community. This is what democracy looks like in action. Resist. Be the change. Never Settle.

Curated by Randy Wells

Photographers:

Angela Bean, Carol Chong, Dan Wright, Deborah Green, Doug Olson, Isabella Cha Cha, Jamie Thrower, Marcell Turner, Miranda Claggette, Nicole Naramura, Noah Arroyo, Tim Preut

Exhibit runs form March 14th to March 25th, 2017

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Mar
3
6:30 PM18:30

Huizache, Bay Area Reading

HUIZACHE is a leading Latino literary magazine in the US and a metaphorical home to a growing wave of undeniably gifted new writers from the edges, corners and fringes of the American West: El Paso, San Antonio, Chicago, Tucson, Austin, San Francisco, Mexicali, San Diego, Fresno, San Jose, and Los Angeles among others. These cities are bursting with fresh voices and faces inspired by the sights, sounds and music of their own culture and who are writing from their own homelands. (Credit: Huizache 6th Issue Press Release)

Hosted by Suzy Huerta

Musical Guests: John Santos, José Roberto Hernández, and Manuel Constancio

FEATURING:
Alan Chazaro
Leticia Del Toro
Nicole Henares (Aurelia Lorca)
Aida Salazar
Yaccaira Salvatierra
Norma Liliana Valdez
Ana Varela Tafur

 

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OSA Student Exhibit, Collective Futures, Reception
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

OSA Student Exhibit, Collective Futures, Reception

As we enter into one of the more turbulent political climates in US history the role of the artist, maker, visionary, and thinker is one that will take on more importance to help us digest our current state of affairs. Younger generations today are more politically engaged and aware than many generations before them. It is crucial to have open and safe spaces for our young people to express themselves about their own thoughts and emotions regarding our collective future. This collection of projects from visual art students at the Oakland School for the Arts grades 6th-12th expresses their varied responses to today's political climate.

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Flora Fauna & Funk, Opening Reception
Jan
7
5:00 PM17:00

Flora Fauna & Funk, Opening Reception

To RSVP please see our FB events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1328748073813882/

Flora & Fauna an art exhibit highlighting the natural beauty of both plants, landscapes, flowers and animals are explored in this exhibit. Lots of beautiful art pieces in this show, we invite you to come support the artists and art.

Tertulia coffee will be serving their awesome coffee drinks, cold brews, lattes, etc.

Oakland's B-Side Brujas will be spinning some old school funk, souldies and Motown greats.

Flora Fauna y Funk!

Featured Artists:
Valerie Medina, Oscar Magallanes, Luis Garcia,Tara Gonzalez, Julio Rodriguez, Linda Estrada, Elizabeth Montoya, Nick Hernandez, Nicole Garcia, Fernando Reyes, Patrushka, Sandra Martinez, Donna Rodriguez, Clare Olivares, Camille Espinoza, Stephanie Steiner Jacobi, DK, G. Billie Quijano, Mathew Barnes, Yadira Cazares. Curated by Maria Sanchez.

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All About the ARTS - Reception
Dec
3
5:00 PM17:00

All About the ARTS - Reception

Join us for our art reception: All About the ARTS. Arts are the heart of community. This exhibit celebrates the many art forms in our community including musicians, dancers, singers, artists, ballet, bomba, ballet folklorico and aztec danzantes. They are all celebrated visually on canvas, print, photography. We will also have live music.

Artists:

Andres Bella, Ipolani Bovee, Hokulealani Bovee, Malika Crutchfield, Benjamin Estrada, Ester Hernandez, Luis Garcia, Terry Teles, Ana Guadalupe-Aviles, Valerie Medina, Cirillo Lopez, Maria Lopez, Donna Rodriguez, Sally Rodriguez, Billie Quijano, Justice Taylor, Roxanne Quezada-Chartouni.

Please RSVP on our Facebook Event page.

 

 

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"Damas Y Diosas", Art Exhibit Opening  - Artist Reception
Sep
3
5:00 PM17:00

"Damas Y Diosas", Art Exhibit Opening - Artist Reception

All women art exhibit, featuring the work of artists from the bay area and beyond. Art will be on display Sept 3rd to Oct 1st, 2016.

Group show: Damas Y Diosas, (Ladies & Goddesses) The exhibit honors women and spirituality, female empowerment. This is an all women exhibit and is dedicated to our Dama and now Diosa Martha Rodriguez.

Artists:

Ester Hernandez, Irene Perez, Patricia Rodriguez, Valerie Medina, Lily Quintana, Martha Rodriguez, Lark Calderon-Gomez, Pamela Enriquez, Rachel Anne Palacios, Donna Rodriguez, Martha Ayala, Corry Perez, Maya Gonzalez, Naomi Dubin, Valerie Medina, Frances Hernandez,  Ana Alvarado, Alejandra Palos, Maria Sanchez.

***Live Music by Taller Bombalele of Oakland

***Tertulia Coffee & pastries.

Please RSVP to our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1124662577605410/

 

 

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Platica & Book Reading by Lara Medina: Remembering Frida
Aug
7
3:00 PM15:00

Platica & Book Reading by Lara Medina: Remembering Frida

Readings from the book, Remembering Frida (2013) edited by Roberta Orona-Cordova, a collection of essays reflecting on the impact that Frida has on Chicana identity and how for Chicanas, Frida "became an imagined ancestor who we not only wanted, but needed. Her iconic image, her paintings and her struggle as a woman allowed us to move forward in our own movimiento" (Amalia Mesa-Baines). A reading will be shared/performed by Lara Medina, "A Chicana Aesthetic: Imagining Self and Friday".

Lara Medina will also share her new book project titled: From the Ancestors and Beyond: Chicana/Xicanx and Latina/Latinx Spiritual Expressions. This anthology intends to offer spiritually conscious women of color a resource to enhance our lives by providing guidance on new and old spiritual practices informed by the Indigenous, multiethnic and sexual orientations that shape us. We are seeking a wide range of contributions, including personal and communal rituals, prayers, chants/songs, recipes, meditations, and other spiritual practices that sustain us and strengthen us in our efforts to decolonize our minds, bodies, emotions, and spirits as we heal ourselves and enact social justice. How to contribute to the project will be discussed.

Lara Medina, Professor
Dept. of Chicana and Chicano Studies
California State University, Northridge

Hosted by Maria Sanchez

Please note we have a limited amount of seats.You must RSVP to attend. Click here to view EVITE ticket link to RSVP

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Pasión For Frida
Jul
23
5:00 PM17:00

Pasión For Frida

We invite you join us for the 8th year of Passion for Frida. A celebration of art honoring the life and passion of Frida Kahlo. For the past 7 years the exhibit has been curated by Bird Levy (Polu Manu Productions) and hosted at Puerto Alegre in San Francisco's Mission District. We are thankful to have had a place to share the many talented artists that have participated in the show over the years. This year the show moves to a new venue, Sanchez Contemporary in Oakland, curated by Maria Sanchez & Bird Levy.

Frida Kahlo de Rivera was born in Coyoacán, Mexico. Frida Kahlo is best known for the "pain and passion" in her self-portraits. Kahlo did not originally plan on becoming an artist. After entering a pre-med program in Mexico City, she was seriously injured in a streetcar accident. Over a year’s strict bed rest, she began to paint. At 22 she married artist & muralist, Diego Rivera. Their passionate, tumultuous relationship survived infidelities, divorce and remarriage. Her poor health and her inability to have children were only a few of the many heartbreaks she suffered.

Despite the many challenges in her life she lived a life of passion; passion for love, painting and her beloved Diego. She has become an icon and example to many who face lifes tragedies, illnesses, chronic pain and heartbreak. It is with this in mind that we honor her life, death during the month of July.

This is a free event and open to all ages.

**We will also have a Frida look-a-like contest, so remember to come dressed to impress in your finest Frida fashions.**

Participating Artists:
Fernando Reyes, Luis Tinoco, Louis Jacinto, Corry Perez, Carlos Villez, Valerie Medina, Dana Bloede, Linda Hammer, Dianna Bernal, Diana Gaspar-Pena, Mary Ann Rodriguez-Veatch, Monica Ramirez, Billie Quijano, Yoli Manzo, Ines Ixierda, Eduardo Valadez Arenas, Danika Bryant, Sabrina Muscat, Rachel Anne Palacios, Kary Franco, Gabriela Nunez, Karin Lampson, Beatriz Vasquez, Margo Rivera-Weiss, Donna Rodriguez, Lizbeth Ortiz, Patrushka, Alejandra Palos, Jose Andres Chavez, Laureano Martinez, Marina Castro, Maria Sanchez.

Please RSVP on our FB Event page.

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July, First Friday
Jul
1
7:00 AM07:00

July, First Friday

Tertulia Coffee and Sanchez Contemporary will be open for First Friday, July 1st. Stop by and try our Stumptown cold brew coffees, 1. original cold brew coffee, 2. single origin from Ethiopia, 3. Nitro (coffee infused with nitro gas) Hope to see you Friday!  On view in the gallery is our current exhibit, DOCE:12x12 Silent Auction. (bidding ends July 16th)

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