September 10 - January 6, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Our Main gallery featured Sunken City, a show of new work by John Trevino. Originally from Long Beach, Trevino photographed South Bay residents underwater in various locations off the coast of Palos Verdes. By photographing the residents fully dressed, in familiar, yet unexpected environments, Trevino explored notions of community, identity and place. The show was Trevino's first solo photography show.
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John Trevino was born in 1972 and raised in Long Beach, CA. He received his B.A. in Black Studies and Art Studio in 1995 from U.C. Santa Barbara and MFA in painting from Howard University in 2000. In his work, Trevino pursues information that is acquired from personal experiences, observations, and reflections on the surrounding environment as a way of documenting aspects of contemporary culture. Working primarily in painting and mixed media, Trevino feels the range of these materials mirror the diversity of his experiences and allow the artist the flexibility and freedom to visually navigate this territory.
In addition to studio work, he has painted murals in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., as well as exhibited work in both cities. In 2004 his work was selected as part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Neighborhood Poster Competition and displayed throughout Los Angeles. Most recently his work was featured in the 2010 California Design Biennial. He is currently working on an ongoing series of photographs featuring friends and colleagues wearing customized water polo caps. John currently lives in Los Angeles.
This exhibition is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council, and the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council.