See What You Mean – J. Paul Getty Museum

Hopscotch with performers and community members, Harry Gamboa Jr.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Photo: Rafael Hernandez

SEE WHAT YOU MEAN
An Evening of Insurrections with Harry Gamboa Jr.
The J. Paul Getty Museum
http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/see_what_you_mean.html

Saturday
October 29, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Getty Art Program
http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/courses/getty_artists_program_index.html

Fotonovelas by Harry Gamboa Jr.
As part of the See What You Mean project, artist Harry Gamboa Jr. worked with over 40 young adults and college students from across Los Angeles during his yearlong Getty Arists Program (GAP) residency. Casting student performers, seasoned professionals, and five notable paintings from the Museum’s collection as characters in surreal visual melodramas, Gamboa created a series of twelve playful and provocative fotonovelas – or photo-stories. Gamboa’s fotonovelas, a medium he has worked in for many years, are inspired by his childhood fascination with comic books and the rich tradition of graphic and photographic adaptations of popular stories and films that gained popularity in Latino and Chicano communities during the 1950s.

The See What You Mean fotonovela series can be viewed and are available for free download:
http://www.getty.edu/education/adult_learners/getty_artists_program/gamboa/index.html

Harry Gamboa Jr. in conversation with artists Guadalupe Rosales and Ramiro Gomez.
Moderated by Chon A. Noriega.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Photo: Jason Roberts Dobrin

A Large, Unruly Game of Hopscotch
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Inspired by Gamboa’s writings and the icon surrealist novel Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar, a whimsically expanded take on the schoolyard pastime is mapped out on the museum courtyard.

Photo:  Barbara Carrasco

Hopscotch with Harry Gamboa Jr. at J. Paul Getty Museum
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Hopscotch Photos
©2017
Harry Gamboa Jr.
and
J. Paul Getty Trust

Performers
Jasmine Alvarez
Donna Brown
Sofia Canales
Jessica Castillo

Daniel Centofanti
Duke Choi
Samantha Cline
Xavier Cázares Cortéz
Johanna Deeb
Nico Dockx
Charles Donkor

Kate deLigne
Danny Escalante

Anais Franco
Barbie Gamboa
Juan Carlos Garza

Meghan Gavin
Jeremy Gleaves

Angelo Gomez
Stephanie R. Guerrero
Tania Hong
Denae Howard
Carolina Maki Kitagawa
Adam Lutz
Ruben Mendoza

Gerard Meraz
Scott Oshima
Noemí Mímí Padilla
Gretta Perez

Clifford Pun
Benjamin Quiñones
Vincent Ramos
Alma Rodriguez
Alyssa Rodriguez
Isabel Salazar

Ivan Salinas
Laura Schawelka
Marisa Sempelsz
Francesco X. Siqueiros

Kristine Tomaro
Jazmin Urrea
Luis A. Vega

Christopher Velasco
Henry Williams
Stefan Wouters

Sicong Xie
Isaac Michael Ybarra
Reggie Yip
Erin Zadrozny

Roya Ziba
and
Community members

Panelists
Chon A. Noriega
Guadalupe Rosales
Ramiro Gomez

Artists
Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara
Willie Herrón
Self Help Graphics
Chulita Vinyl Club
The Great Tortilla Conspiracy
Jazmin Urrea
Lydia Choi

Hee Jin Byun “Jenny
Morgan Camper
Eloy Neira
Diana Texieira
Tyler Lumm
Louis Coy

Musical Interludes
Estanislao Maqueos
Banda Filarmónica Maqueos 

Additional Photography
Rafael Hernandez
Barbara Carrasco
Jason Roberts Dobrin
Margaux Herron

_________________
J. Paul Getty Museum
Timothy Potts, Director 

Getty Artist Program GAP
Cathy Carpenter
Valerie Tate
Catherine Bell
Diana Bonilla
Lyra Kilston
Sarah Cooper
Daniela Alvarez
Adrienne Luce
Amelia Wong
Laurel Kishi
Lisa Clements

Tony Matos
Mike Giordano
Kathie Hann
Steve Gemmel
Aviana Wooton
Tiffany Johnson
Erik Bertellotti

Merritt Price

Getty Support:
Chelsea Hogan
Jennelyn Tumalad
Terrie Lin
Getty Audio Visual Department

 

Blooming In Concrete
Video
©2017
Harry Gamboa Jr.
and
J. Paul Getty Trust

Starters/Finishers
Video
©2017
Harry Gamboa Jr.
and
J. Paul Getty Trust

Blooming In Concrete
(Silent)
©2017
Harry Gamboa Jr.
and
J. Paul Getty Trust

Sunless Under The Sun
(Silent)
Video
©2017
Harry Gamboa Jr.
and
J. Paul Getty Trust

Starters/Finishers
(Silent)

Video
©2017
Harry Gamboa Jr.
and
J. Paul Getty Trust

Willie Herrón and Harry Gamboa Jr.
Photo: Margaux Herron

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Harry Gamboa Jr. – Biography

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Harry Gamboa Jr.

Photo:  ©2014, Barbara Carrasco

 

Harry Gamboa Jr. is an artist, writer, and educator.

He is the founder and director of Virtual Vérité (2005-2017), the international performance troupe.

He is a co-founder of Asco (1972-1985), the Los Angeles-based performance group.

He is a faculty member of the Photo/Media Program at California Institute of the Arts.

He is a lecturer with the Chicana/o Studies Department at California State University, Northridge.

His work has been exhibited by museums + galleries + art spaces nationally/internationally :

Marlborough Contemporary, New York (2017); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016, 2015 and 1995 Biennial); Utah Museum of Fine Arts (2015); Princeton University Art Museum (2015); Centre d’Arts Plastiques Contemporain Bordeaux, France (2014); De Appel, Amsterdam (2014); Triangle France, Marseille, France (2014); Smart Museum of Art, Chicago (2014); Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz, Austria (2013); Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England (2013); Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. (2013); Le Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille, France (2013, 2017); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (UNAM), Mexico City (2013); Tate Liverpool, Liverpook, England (2013); The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York (2013); UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Rim Film Archive (2012); Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (2011, 1981); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2011, 2010); Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland (2009); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (2011); Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England (2009); Museo de Arte Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico (2009); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2011, 2008, 2001); Fowler Museum, UC Los Angeles (2011); Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2008); Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles (2008); El Museo del Barrio, New York (2008, 2010); The Huntington Library, San Marino, California (2008); Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico City (2006); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2006); Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City (2005); International Center of Photography, New York (2003); MIT List Visual Arts Center (2000); Queens Museum of Art (1999); Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. (1997); Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (1996); Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (1994); Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (1994); LAX/CSU Los Angeles (1994); Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (1981); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1979); Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City (1978); Museo Alvar y Carmen T. Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (1978); Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (1977).

Current Exhibition:

Harry Gamboa Jr.: Chicano Male Unbonded
https://theautry.org/exhibitions/harry-gamboa-jr-chicano-male-unbonded

Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

Opens September 16, 2017

Map and Directions:
Museum Hours
Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays.

 

Muros Blandos/Soft Walls

September 1, 2017 – January 22, 2018

Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende
http://mssa.cl/exposicion/muros-blandos/
República 475
Santiago, Chile
+56 2 2689 8761

He has received numerous awards from institutions including the Rockefeller Foundation (2004), the Durfee Foundation Artist Award (2001), the Flintridge Foundation Visual Artist Award (2000), the Gluck Foundation (1998–1999), the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts (1990), the California Arts Council (1996), Art Matters, Inc. (1996), and National Endowment for the Arts (1987 and 1980).

Hilda Solis, Los Angeles County Supervisor, First District presented Harry Gamboa Jr. with a County of Los Angeles Commendation, August 1, 2017

In recognition of dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all citizens of Los Angeles County.

Harry Gamboa Jr., See What You Mean, 2016/17 Getty Artist Program invitee, The J.Paul Getty Museum

also

See What You Mean – Fotonovelas

2010 Latino Heritage Month was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by a wide spectrum of supporters in Council Chambers at the famed Los Angeles City Hall, where Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa presented the Latino Heritage Awards: Spirit of Los AngelesWillie Herrón IIIPatssi Valdez, and Harry Gamboa Jr. accepted the award on behalf of Asco), Dream of Los Angeles Tony Plana, Hope of Los Angeles Plácido Domingo.

He has taught, lectured, and delivered artist talks at various universities and art institutions, including: University of Houston, California State University, NorthridgeUniversity of California, Los AngelesUniversity of California, Riverside,University of California, Irvine, University of California, Santa BarbaraUniversity of California, San DiegoOtis/Parsons, and Maine College of Art. He has delivered artist talks at: Smithsonian American Art MuseumHarvard UniversityUC BerkeleyStanford UniversityDartmouth CollegeCornell UniversityScripps CollegeClaremont Graduate University; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; University of Utah, Salt Lake CityCentro Cultural de España, Mexico City; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda”, Mexico City.

In Fall 2017, he delivered keynote, Summer School #2 MAKING PUBLIC DOMAIN, Middelheim Museum, Antwerpen [10], organized by by Nico Dockx (Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten) and Pascal Gielen (ARIA).

In Fall 2012, Universitair Centrum Sint Ignatius Antwerpen – UCSIA sponsored Gamboa to present, La La Land: Deflections and Recollections, an artist talk at Universiteit Antwerpen. He also worked with students and faculty of Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (Royal Academy of Fine Arts) along with Belgian artists Ria Pacquée and Nico Dockx to produce “actions” in Antwerpen and Brugge.

His photographs are in the permanent collection of Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

His photographs are in the permanent collection of Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

His photographs are in the permanent collect of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

His photographs are in the permanent collect of Wiliams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA.

His photographs are in the permanent collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY.

His photographs are in the permanent collection of Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles

His lithographs are in the permanent collection of Grunwald Center for the Graphic ArtsUniversity of California, Los Angeles.

His oral history is included in Smithsonian Archives of American Art (1999).

His oral history is also included in Alternative Projections, Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945-1980, a project of Los Angeles Filmforum (2011).

A permanent collection of his media works/papers has been established and archived at Green Library, Stanford University. He is the author of several books:

His video and film work is available:

His works are featured in numerous museum catalogues including:

His work is featured in numerous books including:

His wok has been internationally featured in various publications:

 

Aztlángst

Aztlángst

Performed by Virtual Vérité
l-r: Jennifer Sternad Flores, Francesco X. Siqueiros

Aztlángst, a fotonovela, written/photographed/designed by Harry Gamboa Jr. features Virtual Vérité ensemble performance troupe in a narrative that reveals fleeting love, domestic drone attacks, and wanderings/musings by a disparate group of urbanites who wander the L.A. urbanscape with biting satire and reverberating insight.

Performers:
Jennifer Flores Sternad 
Francseco X. Siqueiros
Denise Sandoval
Antonio Vigil
Gala Porras-Kim
Juan Garza
Humberto Sandoval
Carribean Fragoza
Brenda Zamora
Ruben Mendoza
Oriel María Siu
Elena Rosa
Jennifer Sandoval
Steven La Ponsie
Octavio Tizoc Gaitán-Díaz

Additional photography:
Calvin Lee
Manuel Alejandro Rodriguez

74 Pages

Available:
http://www.amazon.com/Aztlángst-Fotonovela-Harry-Gamboa-Jr/dp/1463665652/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1313068962&sr=1-1

http://www.harrygamboajr.com

Latchkey

MEX/LA: Mexican Modernism(s) in Los Angeles 1930-1985

Latchkey
©1983, Harry Gamboa Jr.

Performers:

(l-r) Humberto SandovalLorraine Ordaz

Latchkey and an essay by Harry Gamboa Jr. were included in the MEX/LA: Mexican Modernism(s) in Los Angeles 1930-1985 exhibition at Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA.

September 18, 2011 – February 5, 2012

The exhibition received extensive critical and popular response with essays appearing in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, and others

The exhibition catalogue contains extensive essays and many images:
http://www.amazon.com/MEX-LA-Mexican-Modernisms-1930-1985/dp/3775731334

Asco Video
by
Alvaro Parra
http://vimeo.com/79217043

http://www.harrygamboajr.com