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Detras De La Cortina: Orange County Artists and the Chicano Movement

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Operation Gate Keeper (detail), 2004 © Courtesy of the Artist and Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center
Detras De La Cortina: Orange County Artists and the Chicano Movement

125 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
September 4th, 2010 - October 17th, 2010

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http://www.grandcentralartcenter.com
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orange county
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(714) 567-7233
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Tue-Thu,Sun 11-4; Fri-Sat 11-7

DESCRIPTION

The Spanish phrase detras de las cortinas translates "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, which 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. Featured artists: Atilano, Emigdio Vasquez, Henry M. Godines, Greg Stone, Matthew Barrios Southgate, Abram Moya, Jose Lozano, Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, and Rosemary Vasquez Tuthill.