The Art of the Moment
“This moment contains the fullness of all moments, nothing more is needed,”
Truer words were never spoken especially given this momentary pairing of a glorious feast for the eyes with a delectable feast for the stomach.
Corita Kent’s Moments Series, an interlocking series of color-saturated serigraphs, each offering its own profound meditative message, will be on view for the month of March at Yuca’s on Hollywood -- the expansive, nouvelle offshoot of the famous, Award Winning Los Feliz burrito hut. Come fill your senses and your belly during our 1st Friday Opening Celebration.
This rare viewing of this exquisite art provides an opportunity to see some of Corita’s most personal work and to learn more about the artist herself. TheMoments Series, made in 1977 was a response to Corita’s own period of hibernation and re-emergence and, in the words of Norman Cousins “in her evocation of poetry and art…she serves us in ways that are deeply felt and that do not require lengthy exposition.”
Our First Friday Opening will also include art-games and prizes. Come for the art, come for the food, come for the moment!
Corita Kent (aka Sister Mary Corita) was an artist, teacher, activist and nun best known for her 1960s spiritual pop and politically charged serigraph prints. Her work is currently on view as part of Pacific Standard Time at LACMA, Norton Simon, One Archive, LA Municipal Gallery and the Watts Towers. A former Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, when she died, Corita left her prints and their copyrights to her former sisters of the Immaculate Heart Community. The Corita Art Center, located on the campus of Immaculate Heart High School, holds the world’s largest collection of Corita’s prints and paintings.
Since 1976, Yuca’s Hut on Los Feliz has been receiving rave reviews for its authentic Yucatan fare. Winning praise from USA Today, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and the James Beard award for an “American Classic, “ Yuca’s original hut draws visitors from all over the country. A few years ago, Dora Herrera branched out with a larger restaurant, just blocks away on Hollywood Boulevard. Taking her parent’s original recipes one step further, she’s expanded the menu to satisfy today’s health conscious and fusion palettes, while still remaining true to the authentic menu that made Yuca’s famous. A vibrant member of the Los Feliz Village community, Yuca’s on Hollywood has an ongoing exhibition of local artists’ work that changes monthly.