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Eduardo Carrillo: Within a Cultural Context

August 22-November 22, 2009;
Solari Gallery.

Eduardo Carrillo. Two Brothers Fighting

Eduardo Carrillo. Two Brothers Fighting

Eduardo Carrillo: Within a Cultural Context describes the artist’s place in contemporary art history. His imagery is inspired by his ancestral Mexican heritage and imbued with the language of his time. With an emphasis on the figurative work his deeply personal and quietly contemplative smaller portraits contrast sharply with his resonantly colored and dramatically themed large scale oils on canvas and panels. Relationships are studied and mythic stories explored while complex spatial ideas are worked out across the two dimensional world of the painting.

Eduardo Carrillo, a founding member and fellow of Oakes College and a fellow of Porter College taught at UCSC from 1972 until his death in 1997. Previous to his work at UCSC, Carrillo’s other teaching assignments included California State University, San Diego and Sacramento. Notably, he founded the El Centro Regional de Arte in La Paz, Baja California in the late 1960’s, reviving the local artisan’s traditions.

Born in Santa Monica he received his MA and BA from UCLA in the 1960s.

Included in this exhibition will be the work of Phe Ruiz, recipient of the 2006 The Eduardo Carrillo Prize in Painting.

Please visit Museo Carrillo for more infromation: www.museoeduardocarrillo.org

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