Opening Reception | Shizu Saldamando: L.A. Intersections

February 6, 2020 | 6:00pm TO 8:00pm
2020-02-06 18:00:00 2020-02-06 20:00:00 Opening Reception | Shizu Saldamando: L.A. Intersections <p>Opening reception for the solo exhibition of&nbsp;Shizu Saldamando, Wanlass Artist-in-Residence.</p> America/Los_Angeles public

Join us for the opening reception for the solo exhibition of Shizu Saldamando, Wanlass Artist-in-Residence.

Special DJ Set by Crasslos 
Snacks by East Los Musubi

Visualizing the scope of L.A. Latinx subcultural communities, L.A. Intersections presents a selection of works by Los Angeles-based artist Shizu Saldamando that reimagines alternative Chicanx and Indigenous identities through portraiture and video-based work. The exhibition's multimedia and cross-generational composition offers both a critique of traditional figures in art and a celebration of in-between spaces and the bodies that inhabit them. 

Shizu Saldamando was born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from UCLA’s School of Arts and Architecture and her M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts. Her drawings, paintings, sculptures, and videos have been exhibited both locally and internationally and experiment with a broad range of surfaces and materials. Saldamando’s portraiture employs painting and drawing on canvas, wood, paper and cloth, and functions as homage, as well as documentation, of subcultures within and around the Los Angeles metropolitan area. A selection of her solo exhibitions include When You Sleep: A Survey of Shizu Saldamando, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA; All Tomorrow’s Parties, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA; There is a Place, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and Stay Gold, Space 47, San Jose, CA. Selected group exhibitions include: Phantom Sightings at Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Trans-Pacific Borderlands, part of the Getty Pacific Standard Time initiative at the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA; We Must Risk Delight: Twenty Artists from Los Angeles, an official collateral exhibition of the Venice Biennale; Drawing the Line at Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA and The High Art of Riding Low at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

Related programming:
February 13 - 78 Days of Relief: Texas Isaiah and EJ Hill in conversation about their process working on Excellentia, Mollitia, Victoria and as ongoing collaborators. 
February 20 - Yosimar Reyes: Undocumented and Thriving 
February 25X: a Performance by Gabriela Ruiz
April 6 - Today Could be an Anniversary, a night of student engaged poetry curated by Raquel Gutiérrez
April 9 - Dorian Wood: Songs Against the Lure 
April 17 - Exhibition Closing with Club Scum

The Wanlass Artist in Residence Program is made possible by generous support from the Kathryn Caine Wanlass Charitable Foundation.

Artist Shizu Saldamando