Recent works and a curatorial installation by Vincent Valdez examine memory and remembrance from personal and cultural perspectives. His installation piece Siete Dias/Seven Days features 21 banners suspended from the gallery’s ceiling to showcase a handful of the over 150,000 individuals who have disappeared in Central and South America since the 1970s.
In addition to Siete Dias, Valdez recreates a personal memory of his first museum experience through a curation of work. In collaboration with Joe Diaz, a long-time collector and advocate for Latinx and Chicano art (and Valdez’s first collector,) Valdez aims to elevate and acknowledge the artists who inspired his dedication to his craft.
Works by José Luis Rivera, Roger Brown, José Luis Jimenez, Peter Saul, Alex Rubio, Benito Huerta, Enrique Chagoya, John Hernández, George Grosz, Ben Shahn, Kathy Vargas, John Valadez, César Martínez, Lucas Johnson, Adriana Corral, Raymond Pettibone, and Gloria Ozuna are featured alongside Valdez’s works.