@ the Cheech Center

Exhibition: June 3 – November 4, 2018

Reception: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

After Party: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8 p.m. – 12 midnight

If you don’t know their names, you should. These highly talented and acclaimed artists uniquely illustrate the contemporary Chicano experience. Mesoamerican imagery is prominent in the richly layered paintings by Jaime Muñoz and fused with the Cholo styles of the ’70s and ’80s in Jamie Chavez‘s fantastical work.

From Jaime Zacarias‘s cleverly stylized Lucha Squids to Gerardo Monterrubio‘s clay vessels that combine the elements of Mexican mural painting with his artistic beginnings as a graffiti artist, there artists celebrate a personal exploration of community, each with a respectful nod to the Chicano artists who inspired them.

4 Threads: New Work by Jamie Chavez, Gerardo Monterrubio, Jaime Muñoz, and Jaime “GERMS” Zacarias is part of The Cheech @ RAM series of exhibitions leading to the opening of The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Arts, Culture & Industry.

Come see an example of the talent today’s Chicano artists are bringing to the table as they uniquely illustrate the contemporary Chicano experience and explore the meaning of community. This is a taste of what you can expect to see at The Cheech when it opens in 2020.

4 Threads runs through November 4.

For more info on the After Party, click here.

Exhibit-related Programming

Artists Talk: 4 Threads Artists + Sandy Rodriguez 

Sunday, November 4, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Artist panel moderated by Robb Hernández, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of English, at the University of California, Riverside. Panel participants include 4 Threads artists Jaime Zacarias, Jamie Chavez, Jaime Muñoz, and Gerardo Monterrubio, as well as Sandy Rodriguez, whose exhibition, Codex Rodriguez-Mondragón, opens this evening, and CSUSB Assistant professor, Ed Gomez. This panel is sponsored by Latino Network.

4 Threads Closing Party

Sunday, November 4, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

RAM celebrates the talents of Chicano artists Jaime Zacarias, Jamie Chavez, Jaime Muñoz, and Gerardo Monterrubio as the exhibition comes to a close.