Manongs, Some Doors, and a Bouquet of Crates

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts
MANONNGS, SOME DOORS, AND A BOUQUET OF CRATES, August 13 - October 5, 2011 © Jerry Burchard, 1976
Manongs, Some Doors, and a Bouquet of Crates

2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
August 13th, 2011 - October 5th, 2011
Opening: August 17th, 2011 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

(415) 643-2797
Tue - Sat 10am-5pm
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
photography, sculpture
Opening reception RSVP requested by August 13. Wed. August 17 6:30- 9:30p Gallery Admission $5


Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is thrilled to exhibit “Manongs, Some Doors, and a Bouquet of Crates”,  a survey exhibition of the works of Carlos Villa, circa 1970-2011.

Influenced by investigations of his own Filipino heritage, the intricacies of immigrant identities and experiences, Villa’s work has consistently challenged the bounds of the “multicultural,” while resisting expectations that it remain there.

“Manongs, Some Doors, and a Bouquet of Crates” presents his latest work – minimalist engravings of time, meditation, and the human experience. Mr. Villa's renowned “Doors” series from the 1970s will be exhibited in the MCCLA Main Gallery.

Select drawings, photographs, and ceremonial attire will also be on display. The works are visual metaphors for the intercultural weaving that is the essence of his work.

This exhibition is funded in part by The San Francisco Foundation. 

Opening reception, August 17, 6:30- 9:30p RSVP requested by September 13.   415.643.2775,
Cash Bar and Light Fare / $5 admission

Carlos Villa is currently a Full Professor in the Painting department at the San Francisco Art Institute. He founded “Worlds In Collision” – an interdisciplinary symposium series and Filipino American Art History Curriculum ( Villa has exhibited his work internationally, including exhibitions at Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto, CA; INTAR Gallery, New York; and the American Academy in Rome, Italy. His work is in the collections of Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba; Columbia University, New York; the Oakland Museum of California; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Villa is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Rockefeller Travel Grant, and the SFAI Adaline Kent Award.

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