Conversations: A Focus on Contemporary Latin American Art
'Conversations' celebrates Los Angeles’ bi-cultural Latin American art movement and aims to spur dialogue. Featuring works by Nano Rubio, Sergio Witron, and Carlos Beltran Arechiga who are involved in the explosion of Latin American art in Southern California.
Los Angeles, January 25, 2017 – Tufenkian Fine Arts is honored to present “Conversations: A Focus on Contemporary Latin American Art and Culture.” Featuring the works of three emerging contemporary Latin American artists, this unique exhibition will remain open through March 2.
“Conversations” marks Carlos Beltran Arechiga’s curatorial debut with Tufenkian Fine Arts. Arechiga is a Mexican-born American artist who has studied visual arts at the Universidad de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. His works have been shown at the Downtown Art Center, the Los Angeles Art Association, and the Brand Library and Art Center. His works in the “Conversations” exhibition celebrate Los Angeles’ bi-cultural Latin American art movement, aiming to spur wide-ranging dialogue about culture and location.
The three artists featured in “Conversations” are Nano Rubio, Sergio Witron, and Carlos Beltran Arechiga himself. These artists are heavily involved in the explosion of Latin American art in Southern California. Their works, which absorb the viewer through their multiple layers of architectural imagery and color, stand as a powerful indication of the artistic energies that are currently shaping Los Angeles as the “creative capital of the world.”
“Conversations: A Focus on Contemporary Latin American Art and Culture” represents the conclusion of “Celebration Beyond Borders,” which has been a major theme of the “Pacific Standard Time LA/LA” series of exhibitions. Launched in September 2017 in Los Angeles and led by the Getty, “Pacific Standard Time LA/LA” is a collaborative effort between arts institutions across Southern California.