Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Take 10

Last month I went to the Mesa Arts Center to see Cheech Marin's Chicano Art Collection Exhibit.  I wished I could of been able to take a few photos so I could remember all the pieces I loved.  I would agree with Cheech Marin's love of Richardo Ruiz artwork.  It's awesome and look him up and check it out yourself.   Walking through an art museum is so inspiring and motivates me to continue my art journey.

Courtesy Cheech Marin Collection
 Take 10 draws from the renowned collection of entertainer and arts advocate Cheech Marin, who has amassed one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive private collections of Chicano art. Take 10 consists of 42 works in oil, acrylic, watercolor and glass by 33 of the most significant Chicano artists. Chicano art is characterized by rich colors and bold, intense imagery that embody and embrace U.S. Latino traditions.

Ricardo Ruiz, El Mas Loco, 2013, Oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches. Collection of Cheech Marin.
Curatorial Spotlight: Ricardo Ruiz 
Part of the Take 10 exhibition, this bonus feature highlights the curious paintings of Texas artist Ricardo Ruiz from Cheech Marin’s    collection.  Ruiz’s work is characterized by its rich imagery and vivid storytelling that often explores themes of family, cycles of life and   death and Mexican-American folklore.

Left Image: Ricardo Ruiz, El Mas Loco, 2013, Oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches. Collection of Cheech Marin.

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