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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Southern Geometries Art gallery at Cerritos

The Cerritos College Art Gallery has welcomed a new exhibit curated by James MacDevitt. The exhibit will include seven contemporary artists and conclude on Oct. 5, 2019. Photo credit: Vivian Yglesias

Cerritos College’s newest art exhibit, Southern Geometries, .is currently on display in the Fine Arts gallery. The show is curated by James MacDevitt. The exhibit displays Latin American art by seven contemporary artists whose work shows the traditional and non-traditional arts of Latin America.

Every artist showcased has their own unique style and objects in their work. However the trait they all share is the physical, material, and referential culture of Latin America.

Each artist is given a dedicated space for their work along with a description of the piece biography of the artist.

In one of her works, Romina Del Castillo uses colored rhye straw on wood panel to create “ribbons” that show off creative designs and pictures. She states was inspired by traditional Andean textiles and she decided to use this technique when she was an assistant to the french artist, Paulin Paris.

Another artist that was showcased was Sandra Vista who employs the use of colorful beads, gourds, and even discarded objects, such as zipper tabs, to create her art.

One of her works, which was made entirely out of zipper tabs, called “Istanbul Crusade,” was made to tell of the neo-personality of her work, and being personal, being related to her own life.

Another piece of art came in the form of a video made by Marsia Alexander-Clarke. She started off as a painter in the 1960s, and a sculptor in the 1970s and 80s, she has worked in the medium of video since the 1990s. For this particular art show, she created a dark background with bars of color that twist and turn. She used temporal aliasing, that was used by extreme cropping, use of a camera, and illusory movement. Though her work was not inspired directly from someone or something, she used the term “marks” in her videos because they highlight both the impossibility of merging the past and present.

Eduardo Aispuro is a sculptor who creates sculptures that defy the originality of rectangle sculptures. He sees them as a particular view of illusions and paintings as well. The most intriguing thing about his work is that he built it from scratch. He uses tools and supplies to create the effect of imagery that is unique in every way. In one of the artwork that was displayed, the sculptor has “dents” in it to make it look like a spine.

The Southern Geometries art show is a wonderful experience to see Latin art in its true form.

Southern Geometries will run in the Fine Arts gallery from Aug. 26 to Oct. 4.” class=”inline-comment collapsed”>

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Vivian Yglesias
Vivian Yglesias, Staff Writer
Vivian Yglesias is a Cerritos College student and is a journalism major. Her free time includes listening to music, Internet browsing, and writing. She hopes to become an author one day, but is settling for a career in journalism because she loves to write.
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