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Month: November 2021

Tijuana Covers

Tijuana Covers

It was worth the wait! Tijuana Covers, a project by Gerardo Molina and Fritz Torres, is finally on my bookshelf what an enormous job was to plot the city’s musical history via LP, Cassettes, and CD covers of the many bands that originated in Tijuana. Tijuana Covers is primarily a photo book with a few yet very well-curated texts at the beginning chapters of the genres represented. I am honored to have written a short text for the jazz section and grateful to the authors for including a 45 rpm vinyl cover of my father’s band Los Travelers

The book was published by the cultural office of the State of Baja California and is free to the public. I believe there are no physical copies anymore, yet you can download the PDF also for free at the link below.

http://www.bajacalifornia.gob.mx/Documentos/icbc/libros/Arte/7-Tijuana/libro-TJC-final.pdf

Photos from the authors
Photos from the authors
Photos from the authors
Photos from the authors
Photos from the authors

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Herb Greene Mapping the Mental Continuum

In 2019, I was honored with the Herb Greene teaching fellowship at the University of Oklahoma. Since then, I have been part of the faculty and had a chance to visit Herb Greene’s legendary Prairie House just a few miles away from the campus. Herb Greene was a disciple of Bruce Goff while at OU and designed the Prairie House in 1961. You can see Goff’s influence on him, yet there is an abstract quality to Greene’s work that is not latent in Goff’s designs.

The Gallery Mainsite Contemporary Art in Norman, Oklahoma, shows Greene’s other collage painting talent. The Herb Greene Mapping the Mental Continuum exhibition is a well-curated show of his best paintings from the 1960s to today and architectural drawings with photographs of some of the houses he built. The paintings are emotional, the collage of images from newsprint or magazines is seamlessly applied to the composition, paint, and image are blurred. The exhibition catalog has an excellent essay by my collogue, Francesca Giani, and sells for a mere 15 dollars. The exhibit will run until November 27, 2021.

For more info, visit the gallery website: https://www.mainsitecontemporaryart.com/herb-greene-mapping-the-mental-continuum

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