The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time (PST) initiative on Latin American art begins in September, with five months of exhibitions throughout southland galleries and museums. Latin American Masters gallery is pleased to announce the following PST exhibitions:

September 9 - October 10: Olga de Amaral (Colombia, b.1932)

Olga de Amaral transforms two-dimensional textiles into luminous three-dimensional objects using fiber, gesso, acrylic and precious metals. Amaral’s exhibition features her mixed media work with gold, and runs concurrent with the Getty Center’s exhibition, Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas. Amaral’s art is included in many collections, including:  the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

October 14 - November 14: Fernando de Szyszlo (Peru, b. 1925)

Beginning in the late 1950’s, Fernando de Szyszlo created an abstract language that combined the gestural power of Abstract Expressionism with forms and colors inspired by Peru’s Pre-Hispanic cultures. Szyszlo’s paintings distill vast areas of culture into a visual language that is his own. Szyszlo’s paintings are in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, and other important institutions.

November 18 - January 13: Francisco Toledo (Mexico, b. 1940)

Francisco Toledo is an artist of vast formal range and varied iconography. Individual works may combine oil paint, watercolor, sand and collage. More than a formal enlivening of his art, Toledo’s use of diverse materials reflects a worldview unbounded by categorization and hierarchy. This exhibit will feature the artist’s recent self-portraits. Toledo’s solo exhibitions include: the XLVII Venice Biennale, Venice, the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and the Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid.  

January 20 - February 24: Arnaldo Roche (Puerto Rico, b. 1955)

Roche’s paintings are densely layered, worked in a combination of techniques, including frottage (rubbing), grattage (scraping) and monotype (printing). Roche’s paintings explore issues of identity, memory, and our shared vulnerabilities to natural disaster. Roche has exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and other institutions.

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