Israel Campos – Our Lady of Angels – May 24 – 26, 2018

Israel Campos

Our Lady of Angels

at The UCSC Contemporary Print Media Research Center, Baskin Art Studio G111

Exhibition dates: May 24 – 26,  2018

Reception with the artist: Friday, May 25,  4:00pm – 6:00pm

Israel Campos Our Lady of Angels Show

The Art Department and the Contemporary Print Media Research Center proudly present a solo exhibition of the work of Israel Campos entitled Our Lady of Angels.  Our visiting artist and a UCSC alumnus, Israel Campos will show recent  works, including new prints exploring the contemporary cultural landscape of Santa Cruz and its transformation since he was a student here.  Cities across the country are experiencing a deep changes driven by an affluent class.  Israel has investigated whether Santa Cruz is experiencing some of the same drastic changes currently taking place in Los Angeles.

Campos is a California-born artist currently living and working in Los Angeles. His work primarily draws on  his experiences living in Los Angeles as well as  Mexican traditions and contemporary social issues. He is heavily influenced by his upbringing in a community of first-generation Mexican immigrants and the relationship of his community with an ever-changing urban landscape. The Los Angeles he draws upon is heavily industrial and predominantly working class, where the sunshine and palm trees of the city provide a backdrop for sewing machines and 18- wheelers. Israel synthesizes and explores American and Mexican Cultures in his work as a reflection of the same cultural fusion happening throughout the city.

Israel graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2011, developing his practice as a print media artist. He later acquired n MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work is in the permanent collections of the Kohler Art Library, the Zuckerman Museum of Art, and the Oregon College of Art and Craft. He has exhibited in venues across the country, including the ArtHelix Gallery in New York City, the Ronna snd Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon, and the Juanita Lowe Art Gallery in Imperial, California.

Israel Campos at Contemporary Print Media Research Center

Our third visiting artist and an UCSC alumni Israel Campos, will be working on his new print projects at the center from April 30 through May 25, 2018.

Israel plans to develop a body of work utilizing multiple print processes including photo-etching to explore the contemporary cultural landscape of Santa Cruz and the transformation the city has undertaken since he last visited the city as a student.  Cities across the country are experiencing a transformation driven by an affluent class.  Israel plans to investigate if Santa Cruz is experiencing some of the drastic changes currently underway in Los Angeles.

Artist Bio:

Israel Campos is a California born artist currently living and working in Los Angeles.

His work primarily draws from his experiences living in Los Angeles as well as from Mexican traditions, and contemporary social issues. His is heavily influenced by his upbringing in a community of first generation Mexican immigrants and the relationship of his community with an ever-changing urban landscape. The L.A. he draws from is heavily industrial and predominantly working class. The sunshine and palm trees of the city are backdrops to sewing machines and 18 wheelers. Israel synthesizes and explores American and Mexican Cultures in his work as a reflection of the same cultural fusion happening throughout Los Angeles.

Israel graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2011 developing his practice as a print media artist. He later graduated with an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His work is in the permanent collections of the Kohler Art Library, the Zuckerman Museum of Art and the Oregon College of Art and Craft. He has exhibited in venues across the country including the ArtHelix Gallery in New York City, the Ronna And Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon, and the Juanita Lowe Art Gallery in Imperial, California.

Link to Website http://israel-campos.com/


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