Artist Talk: Carlos Ramirez and his "Arte Extraordinario"
Sunday, January 20, 2019
The graffiti-inspired style of Carlos Ramirez inspires and provokes with an activist edge. Formerly part of the The Date Farmers, a collective of artists, whose work will be on view as part of the exhibition Arte Extraordinario: Recent Acquisitions, Ramirez will be in conversation with art historian Kevin Muller to share what drives his art, his evolving style, and how growing up as the son of farm workers in Coachella, California, impacted him as an artist. An expert in American art with a particular interest in contemporary Latinx art, Kevin Muller has taught and lectured extensively throughout Northern California. To learn even more about contemporary Latinx art, check out the Crocker class “Arte Extraordinario: A Short History of Latinx Art and Artists,” which will be taught by Muller.
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Date Farmers (Armando Lerma, American, born 1975 and Carlos Ramirez, American, born 1967), Panther Yellow, 2008. Mixed media on metal panel, 24 x 30 in. Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D. © Date Farmers.