Yolanda González: Sueño de Familia | Dream of Family exhibits for one final week until March 14 at the Vincent Price Art Museum.
Please join me on Saturday, March 14 for one last museum walkthrough and book signing from 2 to 3:30 PM. (If you would like a private tour, I am more than happy to meet you there, please text me). (Facebook link here). (Above, my mom and her ceramics).
Curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Yolanda González: Sueño de Familia | Dream of Family is inspired by Yolanda Gonzalez’s iconic series of Surrealistic dream paintings, “Sueños.” Yolanda shares, “Art is transformational. Luckily for me, I studied my great grandfather and grandmother’s artwork, who were instrumental in my career and inspired me to pay it forward in the community.” (Above, portrait paintings by my grandmother “Mague” and me).
This exhibition is more than family, it is my creative spirit, a living testament to what makes me do what I do. When I was eight years old, my grandmother took me to Savemore to pick out paints and gather supplies to paint with her. We honored our heritage and painted Mexican women carrying water vessels on their heads. It was a small painting, but the experience has had a life-changing memory that I carry with me to this very day. (Above, my niece Lauren Stacia González).
It’s interesting how all of our work connects us back to our Mexican-American heritage, and culturally-inspired color palettes. And, how we represent all different art movements of the times featuring Classicism, Surrealism and Outsider Art.
Thank you for all of your amazing support, and I look forward to seeing you soon at the Vincent Price Art Museum. The museum book is now available, 112 pages, 134 illustrations, written history, and curator statements, wonderfully packaged by Mark Murphy Design. (You can read an additional article here).