George Rodriguez: Double Vision at the Vincent Price Art Museum

George Rodriguez: Double Vision


Image credit: George Rodriguez, NWA posing with Larie and Keen, 1990. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the artist.

Show Runs: October 19, 2019 – February 29, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 19, 2019

5:00 – 7:00 PMVincentPrice

George Rodriguez: Double Vision is the first career retrospective of photographer George Rodriguez, spanning over four decades of images including civil rights activism, popular culture, and everyday urban life. The exhibition features work from all aspects of Rodriguez’s career, following his practice across commercial photography, photojournalism, record label publicity, red carpet photography, civil rights documentary, and celebrity portraiture from the late 1950s through the early 1990s.

Rodriguez’s photographs of Los Angeles and its multiple communities represent an uncommon convergence of Hollywood celebrity culture and Chicano social movements. As Rodriguez documented Hollywood figures and the burgeoning music careers of Johnny Rivers, Van Morrison, The Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Mothers of Invention, and N.W.A., he also photographed important social justice mobilizations in East Los Angeles, the Central Valley, and South Los Angeles, including the United Farm Workers movement, the East Los Angeles Walkouts, the Chicano Moratorium, and the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising. Rodriguez captured defining moments in American cultural and political history, while simultaneously navigating seemingly disparate worlds.


George Rodriguez (b. 1937) is an American photographer raised in South Central and Downtown Los Angeles. A student of acclaimed Hollywood photographer Sid Avery and a contemporary of Dennis Hopper, Rodriguez is one of the great visual documentarians of Los Angeles and the cultural complexities of Mexican American life. His photographs are part of the permanent collections of the Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund (MALDEF) and the Smithsonian Institution, and have been exhibited at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, Museum of Latin American Art, National Chavez Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and the Smithsonian Latino Center, among others.

Learn more about George Rodriguez at Whittier Artists


Creative Contrast: Our Tenth Annual Group Show

Join Us for our Tenth Annual Group Show!

Can you believe it has been 10 years already? Visit the Whittier Art Gallery in May for a wonderful showcase of the wonderful work of 9 of our best local artists in Whittier!

Show Runs: May 1-18, 2019
Reception: May 11th, 2019   4-7pm
8035 Painter Ave, Whittier, CA  90602


(top row)
Holly Overin
Lisa Keffer-Ruiz
Jay Gould

(middle row)
Lucy Breeden
Donna Larson
George Rodriguez

(bottom row)
Maud Aretz
Vicki Schramm
Marty Wilson

Whittier Art Gallery, 8037 Painter Ave, Whittier, CA, 90602 8th Annual Group Show: ART-rageous!

Join Us for Eighth Annual Group Show
Ten Amazing Local Artists, in a variety of media – ART-rageous!
Show Runs: July 13 – 23, 2016
Reception: July 16th, 2016 4-7pm

Featured Artists:

Donna Larson
Wendy DeLeon
Wendy Casalicchio
George Rodriguez
Marty Wilson
Lisa Keffer-Ruiz
Holly Overin
Jay Gould
Maud Aretz
Vicki Schramm

Whittier Art Gallery, 8035 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90602
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun, 1-6pm

ONE Day in Whittier Photography Event

The Challenge: Photograph… everything and anything in Whittier

February 13th, 2016 – Sunrise to Midnight.

Event will take place rain or shine!

Share your photos online:

Share your photos in person: Whittier Art Gallery, Photography Club Meeting Sunday March 14, 2016 5-7pm – Whittier Art Gallery 8035 Painter Ave

Meet fellow “Photographers” at the Whittier Museum

Saturday, February 13 from 10am-Noon – The Whittier Museum 6755 Newlin Ave, Whittier, CA

Event Information can be found at these businesses Saturday, Feb 13, 2016:


Whittier Photo Event Flyer (PDF)

Who Let the Dogs Into the Whittier Art Gallery?

Do you love Dogs and Art? Then be sure to visit the Whittier Art Gallery for this All Media Art Exhibit featuring All Things Canine!

Show Runs: Sept 2 – Oct 3, 2015

Opening Reception: Sept 12, 2015  3-6pm

Closing Reception: Oct 3, 2015 3-6pm

Raffles, Drawings and Silent Auction of Dog Themed Artwork!



dog postcard front

Whittier Art Gallery, 8035 Painter Ave, Whittier, California, 90601


Now Showing In the Ruth B. Shannon Center Lobby Gallery

Now through October 26, 2015 at the Ruth B. Shannon Theatre for the Performing Arts Lobby Gallery

ShannonCheck out “A Taste of the Whittier Art Gallery” Featuring the following amazing local artists:

JoAnna Abrahamian

Kelly Bracamontes

Jeanette Kelly

Donna Larson

Lisa Ruiz

Jo Sarachman

Vicki Schramm

Christine Suzuki

Fred VanSuchtelen

David Bailey

Lucy Breeden

Karen Luttrell

Yoshio Nakamura

George Rodriguez

Lea Schmaltz

Lucille Stakee

Marty Wilson

Donna Larson Demonstration at Miller Sheets Gallery

Don’t Miss Donna Larson’s demonstration at the L.A. County Fair! Everyone is Welcome!


Where: Millard Sheets Gallery, Fairplex in Pomona, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA  91768


  • September 9, 2015 1-5pm
  • September 16, 2015  9am – 5pm
  • September 23, 2015  1-5pm

Check out Donna Larson’s Amazing Watercolors at

Miller Sheets Gallery

Donna Larson – Perception in Color


Don’t miss Donna Larson’s exhibit, Perceptions in Color, at the Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Show Runs: May 28 to July 5th, 2015

Opening Recaption: Sunday, June 14, 2015   2-4pm

Trips along the coast, the mountains, the desert and even the zoo, give me a variety of subjects for my paintings. I use bright colors to convey my thoughts and ideas. My media of choice is watercolor. – Donna Larson

More of Donna Larson’s work can be found on her page…

Chaffey Community Museum of Art, 217 S. Lemon Ave., Ontario, CA