‘Nuestro Espiritu / Our Spirit is Timeless’
The Artwork of Rick Ortega
It’s been 7 years, since we last featured Rick Ortega in a solo exhibition in our gallery. Like many artists, the challenges of balancing work and family, often leaves him little time to focus on producing new artwork.
His favorite time to paint is during the stillness and quiet of night. He considers those hours sacred…private time, where he turns inward, allowing his creative spirit to take hold, and direct and inspire his process.
‘Nuestro Espirtu / Our Spirit is Timeless’ ….. celebrates Rick’s L.A./Latino roots. The emotion of the subjects he paints is portrayed through expressive faces, iconic city landmarks, and the atmosphere/romanticism of Los Angeles. Rick digs deep into the hearts of the people he portrays, touching on the very essence of their being.
As a ChimMaya Resident Artist, we’re pleased that Rick Ortega has continued to work with our gallery over the years, and excited to bring this new exhibition to our gallery!
12th Anniversary Group Exhibition
We invited an ensemble group of artists to participate in this show….gallery favorites, and new artists to our gallery…to help us celebrate our 12th Anniversary!
Resident Artists: Yolanda Gonzalez, CiCi Segura Gonzalez, Hector Silva, Juan Solis, Julie Zarate, Efrain Becerra Castaneda
Invited Artists: Margaret Garcia, Robert Palacios, Esau Andrade, Christina Ramos, Jamie Chavez, Steve Leal, Nuria Benitez, Niki J Sands, Pola Lopez, Luis Tinoco, Nikki Garcia Poling, Armando Padilla, German Rubio, Bonnie Lambert, Violetta Antonia Sorcini, Zulia Gotay Anderson
Introducing: Ricardo Ruiz, Eugene Rodriguez, Isaac Pelayo, Mr. Baby