Presenting an exhibition of paintings and prints by renowned Bay Area based American artist Rupert Garcia. Since the late sixties, Garcia has been committed to creating artwork addressing urgent issues of our time, voicing concerns over the desperate consequences of social and political injustice and deceit, as well as raising questions about the pretenses of aesthetic conventions. In strikingly bold graphics, often coopting the mechanics of pop art and culture, his recent work elaborates on his political concerns, and challenges notions of folk and high art.
Renowned artist and Bay Area treasure Rupert Garcia returns to Rena Bransten with a solo exhibition of new paintings and older works, accompanied by a catalog featuring an essay by Lowery Stokes Sims, retired Curator Emerita at the Museum of Arts and Design. The collected works mine Garcia’s experiences with militarized force and his long history of social activism.