Emigdio Vasquez: Retrospective
August 27 – September 29, 2011
Curator | Begovich Gallery Director, Mike McGee
About the Exhibition
Emigdio Vasquez: Retrospective features paintings by prolific Southern California painter and muralist Emigdio Vasquez. Vasquez, a CSUF alumnus, has been painting for over fourty years, exhibiting throughout the country and Mexico. Particularly dedicated to Orange County and the Chicano Arts Movement, his work captures everyday urban life in the barrios, or neighborhoods. In a style described as "social realism," Vasquez's portrait, urban landscape and still life paintings all give voice to the struggles of the working class and the undeniable fortitude of the Latino culture throughout the decades.
His paintings are in many private collections and are also collected by prominent Southern California institutions such as the Laguna Art Museum and the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.
He has created over 22 murals in Orange County, including one on the CSUF campus in UH Building 143, a mural in Disneyland's Lawry Food Center, and one inside the Fullerton Museum auditorium.