CURRENT
EXHIBITIONS

Tambayan

A group exhibition of Filipino American artists

Opening Reception

June 10, 2022
6pm - 8pm

artist lecture series

Alberto Lule and Fabian Debora

Artists in conversation

Alberto Lule uses readymades, mixed media installations, and tools used by agencies of authority to examine and critique mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex in the United States, particularly the California prison system. Using his own experiences, he aims to tie the prison industrial complex to other American political issues such as immigration, homelessness, drug addiction, and mental health.

Fabian Debora is a renowned Chicano artist based in East Los Angeles. His street art and murals capture immigrant and gang experiences in Los Angeles. His works often feature Catholic themes and include graffiti, murals, sketches and fine art paintings. A certified licensed drug counselor, Debora serves as executive director of the Homeboy Art Academy, which provides support and art education to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated youth and adults.



Wednesday, March 23, 2022
6:00 pm

exhibitions

Current Exhibit

Tambayan

A group exhibition of Filipino American artists

Curator and artist Ed Arevalo selected works that celebrate the artists’ Filipino heritage, disrupts oppressive systems, and uplifts Filipinos + BIPOC communities. Tambayan is also an exhibition that narrates the timelines and perspectives in the Filipino diaspora, while questioning issues of cultural assimilation, traditions, and surveillance.


Opening reception: June 10, 6-8 p.m., in the gallery, DH104

Revolutionary Talent

2022 Student Scholarship Show

Visual and Arts Media Department presents work by the winner’s of the VAMA Gallery scholarship. We are proud to share the art of students from the Los Angeles City College Art programs; studio art, photography, journalism illustration, digital arts, and photojournalism.


Under Investigation

Alberto Lule solo exhibition

Alberto Lule's recent activist artworks focusing on the prison industrial complex, gentrification, surveillance, and identity designation. Lule, a former Graffiti artist incarcerated for a total of 14 years at several California prisons, draws on his own experiences in the prison industrial complex to creates artworks that explore institutional roles of gatekeepers of knowledge, authorities of culture, and administrators of discipline and punishment.


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Bringing Imagination Into View

A New Future Awaits

At Bringing Imagination Into View you will experience the process firsthand and see the artwork that helped make some of your favorite places and characters into reality. Welcome to the future, taking shape before your very eyes.


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Broke with Expensive Taste

Surge Witron & Jynx Prado

Broke with Expensive Taste, a two person exhibition by Los Angeles based artists Jynx Prado and Surge Witrön. Embracing non-traditional methods and materials, these two artists work with an exuberant love for the handmade and resulting in unlikely synergies.



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2021 Student Scholarship Show

Visual and Arts Media Department presents work by the winner’s of the VAMA Gallery scholarship. We are proud to share the art of students from the Los Angeles City College Art programs; studio art, photography, journalism illustration, digital arts, and photojournalism.



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Revolutions Generator

Ismael De Anda III

Revolutions Generator pluralistically evokes the definition of a revolution as an instance of revolving or spinning, or the replacement or evolution of social order, in favor of an alternative system or experience.



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FALL 2021 LECTURES
PHILLIP RODRIGUEZ
Filmmaker
November 19, 2021 @ 6:00pm
BROKE WITH EXPENSIVE TASTE
Surge Witron & Jynx Prado
November 22, 2021 @ 6:00pm
Dr. AARON DAY
Producer | Professor | Thought leader
December 1, 2021 @ 6:00pm
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NOW SHOWING: broke with expensive taste

Surge Witron & Jynx Prado

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Address

855 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Da Vinci Hall; 1st Floor

contact

(323) 935-4000
vamagallery@gmail.com
Department Chair: Alex Wiesenfeld

hours

Mon - Thurs: 10am - 6:30pm
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