Emergency Landing

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Riders of the Storm, 2009 Mixed Media Drawing On Canvas 22" X 20" © polimarichal, 2009
Emergency Landing

1665 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90026
March 28th, 2009 - April 25th, 2009
Opening: March 28th, 2009 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

silverlake/echo park
213 4818112
Tues - Sat 1-5pm & by appointment
media, Mixed, mixed-media, conceptual, pop, landscape, surrealism, figurative, modern


Los Angeles, California -Tropico de Nopal Gallery-Art Space presents DIBUJOS: EMERGENCY LANDING, a drawing group exhibition featuring up and coming and established artists, many who will exhibit for the first time at Tropico de Nopal.

As we get ready to face the changes implemented by the new administration and recover from the coma of the last eight years, it is becoming clearer that we could read the word "hope" as "fend for yourselves". Regardless of where one stands on the issues, whether optimistic or pay no heed, we must all brace for what's to come, an emergency landing of sorts, a reality check we did not sign up for. DIBUJOS: EMERGENCY LANDING is intended showcase a strong series of drawings, dibujos, that can be viewed as personal, social or political—or all or the above—and also as drawings that will be recognized as having been produced in this unsettlingly and unfamiliar political moment.

DiBUJOS: EMERGENCY LANDING will consist of drawings created with a variety of traditional and non traditional drawing tools on various surfaces no larger than 20x24” in size.
Participating artists are: Abel Alejandre, Ana Serrano, Arturo E. Romo-Santillano, Barbara Carrasco, Carolyn Castaño, Charles Glaubitz, Chris Garcia, Cici Segura Gonzalez, Cindy Suriyani, Daniel Gonzalez, David Avalos, Edith Abeyta, Gwen Mercado-Reyes, Jeaneen Carlino, José Lozano, Linda Arreola, Marianne Sadowski, Omar Nava, Oscar Sanabria
Poli Marichal, Roberto Delgado, Rebeca Guerrero, Reyes Rodriguez, Sandy Rodriguez
Shizu Saldamando, Thomas Lee Bakofsky, Vincent Valdez and Yreina Cervantez.

Opening reception is scheduled for Saturday March 28 (7pm-10pm), with an artists' roundtable discussion on Thursday, April 16 (7:30pm). Work will be on view during gallery hours or by appointment.