rafa esparaza’s paintings insist upon the rightful presence of brown, Black, and queer bodies in the white cube of the gallery.
This Thursday, November 19, esparza will deliver a special lecture at the Hammer Museum.
In his recent performance at Participant Inc, Rafa Esparza takes the audience through land and memory with the help of Google Maps.
Rafa Esparza and other local artists have been making garments at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and recently showcased them in a parade in the city’s fashion district.
In this lush setting where water lilies grow, multiple races, sexualities, classes, and desires can coexist.
See highlights from the 2017 Whitney Biennial, which opens to the public later this week.
LOS ANGELES — “You don’t know what work is.” That’s the last line of a poem by Philip Levine that immediately comes to mind when I wind my way through the Made in LA 2016 exhibition at the Hammer Museum and arrive at the final piece I encounter during my visit.
LOS ANGELES — From a show of ancient Greek bronzes at the J. Paul Getty Museum to Rafa Esparza’s adobe brick constructions at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles was overflowing with dynamic exhibitions this year that introduced new talents and reconsidered the old.