SAN DIEGO, CA.- The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
is presenting Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection at its downtown location. The exhibition remains on view through March 23, 2014.
Best known as half the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, Marin has been an avid collector of Chicano art for 25 years. During this time he has built a renowned collection and organized exhibitions that have traveled across the United States.
Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection presents paintings by Chicano artists, including established figures such as John Valadez, Leo Limón, and Patssi Valdez, as well as younger emerging artists such as Jari "Werc" Álvarez, Ana Teresa Fernández, and Sonia Romero. Each of the works in the exhibition takes the format of approximately 16 inches square or smaller, and depicts subjects of a personal nature-familiar landscapes, notions of cultural heritage, familial relationships, and social community. In Chicanitas, Marin has drawn together a rich variety of works that express the complex texture of the Chicano experience.
Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection is organized by the Mesa Contemporary Arts in partnership with Cheech Marin.