Fine Arts alumnus Mario Ybarra (’99) is part of LAND’s (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project: a series of artist-produced billboards and activations that will unfold along Interstate 10 Freeway from Florida to California through spring 2015. Ybarra Jr.’s chapter of The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project will use source material from the artist’s ongoing collection of images of what he calls “barrio aesthetics” in Los Angeles, transplanting these images to billboards spread throughout Mobile, AL. Ybarra Jr. is interested in inserting the daily culture and experience of one city and neighborhood into another, both contrasting and familiar.
January 24 through March 19, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 24, 2014, 7-9pm
Centre for Living Arts
For more information, visit: http://www.nomadicdivision.org/exhibitions/manifestdestiny/
Mario also had a solo show in fall at the Fabric Workshop and Museum as part of an artist residency. Mario Ybarra, Jr.: Books Of Drawings, Beyond Our Dreams, Blame Our Dads, Brains On Drugs, Better Off Dead “involves examining hidden histories of U.S. street culture through large-scale, mixed media installations. Ybarra, Jr.’s collaboration with FWM serves as a vehicle for telling a creative, visual narrative of his former street crew B.O.D., established in 1990.”
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