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Metro Gallery Presents "Icons" - New Multimedia Works by Robert Quijada
Robert Quijada, Frida Khalo, 32x26, gouache and colored pencil on paper.
LOS ANGELES, CA.- Metro Gallery presents Robert Quijada’s solo exhibition, “Icons.” Both a tribute and celebration, Robert Quijada’s latest collection draws on his early childhood fascination with singers, actors, and artists—the iconic figures range from a classic post-war era to contemporary icons. The artwork includes iconic tributes to Josephine Baker, Pablo Picasso, Carmen Miranda and Keith Haring, as well as tributes to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Echo Park Lotus Festival and Watts Towers. Like the depicted personalities themselves—varied in talents and skills—these installations utilize an array of mediums: gouache, paper, acrylic, wood, glass, photos, jewelry and other found objects. What unite all these elements are Quijada’s extensive talents as a commercial artist and fine artist, a mastery of art that has happened after decades of creation and creativity. The result is a truly unique style of folk art that is fed by Quijada’s tribute to memories, recollection and nostalgia. This exhibit will be on display from June 6th, 2009 to June 28th, 2009.

The exhibit will be on display at 4165 Verdugo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065. Gallery hours are from 1pm – 6pm, Thursday through Saturday, and 10am – 2pm on Sundays. For more information on this exhibit please contact (323) 663-2787 or visit http://www.metrogallery.org/.





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