PRESS RELEASE

Latin American Masters: 30th Anniversary Exhibition

July 17 – July 8, 2017

Latin American Masters gallery celebrates their 30th Anniversary with a group exhibition of works drawn from Southern California collections. Among the exhibition's highlights are paintings by Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo and Gunther Gerzso. The gallery is proud to have worked directly with all three of these important Mexican artists.     

Wifredo Lam and Roberto Matta made important contributions to both Surrealism and subsequent art movements of the 1940's and 50's.  Over the years, Latin American Masters has organized solo exhibitions for both artists; their work will also be included in the 30th Anniversary Exhibition.

Another major figure included in the exhibition is Fernando de Szyszlo. Szyszlo continues to form a crucial link between Pre-Hispanic cultures and the historical avant-garde. Szyszlo, was featured in the 2016 exhibition, Plural Modernities at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris; he has been the subject of multiple exhibitions at Latin American Masters over the past decade.

Olga de Amaral, Julio Larraz, Ricardo Martinez, Roberto Matta, Carlos Merida, Armando Morales and Diego Rivera are among the other important artists included in the exhibition. 

The Getty Foundation's, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative on Latin American and Latino Art, begins in September with five months of exhibitions throughout Southern California museums and galleries. Latin American Masters' 30th Anniversary Exhibition can be viewed as a prelude to their participation in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA; it is also a timely reminder of Latin America's rich and varied contributions to world culture.