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Steve Turner Contemporary is pleased to present Los Mas Barbaros (The Most Barbaric)\, featuring four rece nt paintings and a video by Alida Cervantes. The paintings are inspired by Colonial Mexican casta paintings which depict a variety of racially diverse couples and their offspring in different settings\, often arranged denoting their social class. Cervantes' paintings depict mixed-ra ced men\, women and children using a loosely painted style to create an eer ie\, disjointed interpretation of race amidst images of violence and aggres sion. In her video\, a cross-dressing satire\, the artist plays the charact er of El Puro\, a Cuban exile living in San Diego who has a regular daytime job but whose fantasy is to be a Cuban salsa singer.

Born in San Diego in 1972\, Alida Cervantes earned a BA from The University of California\, San Diego (1995)\; studied at Scuola di Arte Lorenzo di Medici in Florence\, Italy and is currently an MFA candidate at UC San Diego. This is her first solo exhibition with the gallery. Cervantes lives and works in San Diego and Tijuana.

LOCATION:Steve Turner\,6830 Santa Monica Blvd \nLos Angeles\, CA 90038 SUMMARY:Los Mas Barbaros (The Most Barbaric)\, Alida Cervantes END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161206T202908Z UID:163033 DTSTART:20110528T180000 DTEND:20110528T200000 LOCATION:Steve Turner\,6830 Santa Monica Blvd \nLos Angeles\, CA 90038 SUMMARY:Los Mas Barbaros (The Most Barbaric)\, Alida Cervantes END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR