An Intimate Exhibition of Small Works on Paper
Craig Krull Gallery, May 28 – July 2, 2016
Reception: May 28, 5-7pm
The Craig Krull Gallery is pleased to announce representation of the estate of Gilbert “Magu” Luján. One of the members of the legendary Chicano arts collective, Los Four, Luján and his compatriots Carlos Almaraz, Frank Romero, and Robert De La Rocha, drew attention to Chicano art in the 70s with murals and public art projects. Luján invented a plethora of mythical/fanciful creatures and cultural oddities; dogs shaped like pyramids, brilliantly colored low-rider cars inflated like balloons, strutting stick figures and anthropomorphic rabbits in sunglasses. They populated an imaginary place called “Magulandia” but were drawn from the essence of Chicano culture. In 2017, Lujan will be the subject of a major retrospective at UCI, curated by Hal Glicksman. This exhibition is part of LA/LA, the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative focusing on the relationship between Los Angeles and Latin American cultures.
Craig Krull Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue #B-3
Santa Monica, CA 90404