@ the Cheech Center

Exhibition: January 7, 2023–June 4, 2023

At The Cheech Center

Life Logistics features the work of more than 20 local artists that is focused on the themes of economic security, environmental justice, worker exploitation, and tighter regulations on the logistics-industry presence in the area. The group exhibition is on view in the Altura Credit Union Community Gallery at The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of Riverside Art Museum through Sunday, June 4, 2023.

The artworks on view consist of digital illustrations, photographs, mixed-media works and installations, serigraphs, and woodcut prints. It is co-curated by Eric Servin and Jorge Osvaldo Heredia of the San Bernardino-based Garcia Center for the Arts.

Through grassroots activism and community engagement, the artists seek to change the narrative and outlook of the region. Whether by cultivating symbiotic relationships with local government, creating community gardens and safe artistic spaces, or developing inclusive and empathetic language, they’re want to build healthier neighborhoods and shape solutions to an increasingly complex and inequitable world.

Featured artists include César Aguiar, Adam Aguilar, Brenda Angel, A’Kailah Byrd-Greene, Olivia Flores, César García Gutiérrez, Ness Ilene Garza, Priestly Henry, Duan Kellum, Jay McCrary, Alcira Mendoza, Willis Salomon, Toni Sánchez, Michael Segura, Sadie Scott, Andrew K. Thompson, Sarah Vázquez, Anthony Victoria, Joe Ded (Walsh), and Phil Yeh. In addition, nine other artists in the Gráfica Nocturna collective worked with César García Gutiérrez on his work, including Adam Aguilar, Brenda Angel, Briar Rosa, Jorge Osvaldo Heredia, L. Akinyl, Samuel Armando, Castro Marrón, Sarah Vázquez, Yulissa Mendoza.

As a community arts space, the Garcia Center for the Arts strives to foster collaboration and creativity. Housed in an historic adobe building in the heart of San Bernardino that was built in 1935 as a fire station, the center now hosts gallery exhibitions and classes in ceramics and screen printing, as well as serving as a venue for concerts and performances. The center is home to a number of cultural organizations such as the San Bernardino Symphony, the Arts Council of San Bernardino County (Arts Connection), and The Young S.A.M.O.A. community group.

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The Altura Credit Union Community Gallery is committed to exhibiting work from artists and curators from the Inland Empire community, ensuring the stories of the region are reflected at The Cheech. This gallery was chosen by Altura Credit Union to bear their name, reflecting Altura’s 60-plus years in Riverside County and their commitment to community and cultural enrichment through the arts.

Image: Brenda Angel, Economic Mobility, 2022