FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/09/96
Contact: Margie Yu
Public Affairs Assistant
Cal State L.A. Begins the New Year with Exhibition by GRONK
What & Who:
California State University, Los Angeles Fine Arts Gallery kicks
off the new year with "Tormento Cantata,"
an exhibition of new artwork by the internationally renowned artist,
GRONK. Curated by Ed Forde, CSLA professor of Art.
January 6 - February 6, 1997.
Gallery Hours: Mon. - Thurs. & Sat., 1 - 5 p.m.
Artist's reception: Sunday, January 11, 1997, 3 - 5 p.m.
Cal State L.A. Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts Building. The
University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino
(I-10) Fwy., at the interchange of 10 and 710 Fwys.
Preeminent Chicano artist in the contemporary art world and quintessential
Latino artist from Los Angeles, GRONK developed his imagery from
early experiences in downtown and East Los Angeles. Unlike more
traditional Mexican and Mexican-American artists, he eschewed
historical formats such as political and religious mural imagery
for a more irreverent view of contemporary life. GRONK has presented
performances, consulted in films such as Walt Disney's "Fantasia
2" and designed numerous sets for such venues as Paris Jazz
Festival and the Los Angeles Opera Company. His paintings and
drawings capture candid views and intimate feelings of the many
emotions of life.
Free to the public. For more information, call the CSLA
Fine Arts Gallery at (323) 343-4040.