Join us to celebrate the opening of Margaret Garcia's solo exhibition, "Home Again: Margaret Garcia's Return" at the Medical Village Gallery Wednesday August 24th from 5pm-7pm. Exhibiting a collection of 30 works, curator and Art Historian Jimmy Centeno speaks of the Los Angeles native:
"Home Again at the USC County Medical Center resonates very close to Garcia’s heart, for it is the place where her mother gave birth to Garcia and the hospital where her inspirational grandmother worked as a nurse for 30 years. In her earliest memories at the age of nine, Garcia painted her grandmother whom she called her 'Nana'. It was at this moment that Garcia acquired the interest to capture people’s facial expressions. This exhibition brings Margaret Garcia’s most distinctive paintings, recent landscapes and her celebrated Mestizaje series. Expressive and dynamic, Garcia’s art accentuates her Chicana/Latina millennial heritage by extending traditional Latin American artisanal rich and vibrant colors into her expressive portraits; of friends, family, of common people and special places. Born in East Los Angeles, Garcia has exhibited across the country and has participated in international exhibitions for the past 35 years. Undoubtedly, she is one of the most inspiring and socially committed women artist of our times."
Margaret Garcia's paintings are in the collections of LACMA, the Laguna Art Museum and the personal collection of Cheech Marin.
Made possible by Dr. Astrid Heger, Founder & Executive Director of the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) at LAC + USC Medical Center. Special thanks to Avenue 50 Studios for facilitating in bring art to The Medical Village Gallery.
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