Rico Lebrun, "Mexican Meat Stall", 1954, collage, mixed media painting, 96 x 47 inches

Rico Lebrun in Mexico

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
357 North La Brea
Los Angeles, California

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles - as a participating gallery in the region-wide Getty Foundation endeavor, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA - will present an exhibition entitled “Rico Lebrun in Mexico”. The exhibition will open on January 20, with a preview reception from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Rutberg gallery located at 357 North La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. This important exhibition will open in tandem with a separate exhibition of works by the major 20th century Latin American sculptor, Francisco Zúñiga. (See a separate press release for the Zúñiga exhibition.)

 

This exhibition, Rico Lebrun in Mexico, focuses attention on the period when Lebrun moved to San Miguel de Allende in 1952 to teach art at the Instituto Allende. There a new generation of Mexican artists was introduced to and inspired by Rico Lebrun, who distinguished himself not only as a painter and compelling draftsman, but also as a formidable muralist. His most widely known monumental scale works are “Crucifixion”, completed and exhibited at LACMA in 1950, now in the permanent collection at Syracuse University, NY, and “Genesis”, a mural completed in 1960 at Pomona College.

 

In Mexico, Lebrun found a landscape and a people that resonated with the color, drama and passions he had grown up with in his native Naples. Capturing everyday life and scenes in the town and marketplace, Lebrun painted vivid tableaus combining strong, dynamic lines, semi-abstract figuration and dense compositions, often incorporating collaged elements. Included in the exhibition are selected drawings which exemplify Lebrun’s expressive style and rarely seen monumental scale paintings and collages, including “Mexican Street in the Rain”, shown in LACMA’s 1967 touring Lebrun retrospective exhibition. 

 

“Rico Lebrun in Mexico” offers a rare opportunity to view the works of one of the major American artists based in Los Angeles, and illustrates how Los Angeles’ modern art history converges with the modern art history of Mexico. That history is further underscored by the Jack Rutberg Fine Arts’ prior exhibitions presented in concert with PST: LA/LA, “Artists of Mexico” and “Hans Burkhardt in Mexico”.

Upcoming Events

Rico Lebrun, "Mexican Meat Stall", 1954, collage, mixed media painting, 96 x 47 inches
  • January 20 - March 17, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California

Rico Lebrun in Mexico

Jack Rutberg fine Arts

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
357 North La Brea
Los Angeles, California

http://jackrutbergfinearts.com

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Francisco Zúñiga, "Madre e Hija Sentada", 1975, bronze, 47 ¼ x 55 ¼ x 33 ¾ inches
  • January 20 - March 17, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California

Francisco Zuniga: Sculpture & Drawings

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
357 North La Brea
Los Angeles, California

http://jackrutbergfinearts.com

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  • January 24 - March 8, 2018
  • Laguna Beach, California

Tributary: LCAD MFA Exhibition at Laguna Beach City Hall

Laguna College of Art and Design

City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, California

https://www.lcad.edu/mfa-tributary-laguna-beach-city-hall/

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  • Atlanta, Georgia

Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi Opening January 25

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
350 Spelman Lane
Atlanta, Georgia

http://museum.spelman.edu

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Art deco terracotta wall mask by Kurt Goebel and Erna Bieber, Austria 1930
  • January 26-28, 2018
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The Pavilions of Harrogate
Gt.Yorkshire Showground
, United Kingdom

www.cooperevents.com

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  • January 26-28, 2018
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Diaghilev Ballet Costume at Harrogate Antiques Fair UK

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The Pavilions of Harrogate
Gt.Yorkshire Showground
, United Kingdom

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  • January 27, 2018
  • Dallas, Texas

Gallery Talk by Burt Finger

PDNB Gallery
1202 Dragon St., Suite 103
Dallas, Texas

www.pdnbgallery.com

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  • January 27, 2018
  • San Diego, California

Exhibition: Featured New Works / Alexander Arshansky: Illuminated

Sparks Gallery

Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, California

https://sparksgallery.com

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Barbara Kasten, "Construct PC-VI," 1982.  Polacolor print.  SBMA, Gift of Arthur and Yolanda Steinman.  Courtesy of the artist.
  • January 28 - April 22, 2018
  • Santa Barbara, California
Nadar, "Self Portrait, Posed in a Balloon Basket," 1862.  Albumen print carte-de-visite.  SBMA, Museum purchase, 19th century Art Acquisition Fund.
  • January 28 - May 27, 2018
  • Santa Barbara, California

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