George Rodriguez: Double Vision at the Vincent Price Art Museum

George Rodriguez: Double Vision

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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.

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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

2019

(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

WhittierArtists.com 8th Annual Group Show: ART-rageous!

Join Us for WhittierArtists.com 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

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

WhittierArtists.com 7th Annual Group Show: Surface Tension

Join Us for our Seventh Annual Group Show!
Show Runs: May 6 – 30, 2015
Reception: May 9th, 2015 4-7pm
Silent Auction to benefit the Whittier Art Gallery



Featured Artists:
Jeanette Kelly
Donna Larson
Wendy DeLeon
Wendy Casalicchio
George Rodriguez
Marty Wilson
Lisa Keffer-Ruiz
Lucy Breeden
Jay Gould
Vicki Schramm

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