Hear Zayas explain more of what inspires him in this Ted Talk given at Art Center in Pasadena.
Featured artist, Victor Hugo Zayas has created a system of internal patterning that allows him to not only register light, shadow, and form, but also force perspective on the viewer. His angled slashes of paint weave together in a fabric of lines that both implies the nature of the LA River and also suggesting vectors of movement that pull and distort the surface of the image.
From February 3 2018 – June 14 2020 at the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington.
Whether coming from the north, south, east or west, immigrants to the United States have worked together and with others to build a country based on the shared values of freedom and equality. Often in pursuit of better opportunities, immigrants have helped shape and develop the West as we know it today. Among the immigrant populations are artists who bring with them their cultural styles and traditions and those who learn new skills. Immigrant artists share depictions that are markedly different, or at times similar, to their homelands revealing their visions and interests in the American West.
Drawing from the Haub Family Collection and the Northwest Collection, this exhibition highlights artwork of the American West made by immigrants and children of immigrants from diverse places including Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Russia, and Sweden.