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“Instruments of Change: An Exploration of Latin American Murals” @ Fullerton Museum Center

Opening November 24 at the Fullerton Museum Center, “Instruments of Change” will transport visitors to the colorful and expressive urban landscape of Latin America. This immersive exhibit will feature eight site-specific murals created by eight visiting muralists and will exist for the length of the exhibit, November 24-February 23, after which time the murals will be painted over. The artists featured in the exhibit include Alvaro Naddeo, Saner, Hilda Palafox, Paola Delfin, Zezao, Fefe Talavera, Luiz Chamarelli and Curiot.

Murals allow artists to convey social and political messages in concrete form both cheaply and quickly. This has been especially true of artists from Latin America in recent years. A growing campaign for a social practice urban art movement has emerged with mural artists like the ones featured in this exhibit using local streets as canvases to experiment, adorn, and transform.

This ephemeral installation of eight contemporary murals will showcase the artist’s site-specific capabilities to bring peoples art to the public sphere.

“The Fullerton Museum center has always championed the art of the people,” said Fullerton Museum Center Association President, Kirk San Roman. “Our display of work by illustrator Alphonse Mucha is one example, the exquisite paintings of commercial artist J.C. Leyendecker is another. We continue that charge with works that are intended to speak directly to the masses—works that exist temporarily in the streets, yet in perpetuity in our minds.”

“Instruments of Change” will open to the public on Sunday, November 24 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a reception in partnership with Designer Con, an annual convention dedicated to all aspects of urban, contemporary and pop art and design.

The evening will include a preview of the exhibit, live entertainment, specialty bar, food trucks, and a chance to meet the muralists before they return to their home countries. The opening reception and official convention after-party is free to the public. Museum members receive access to the Members Only Lounge.

“Instruments of Change: An Exploration of Latin American Murals” will remain on display until February 23. For questions or additional information, contact the Fullerton Museum Center at 714-713-6545.

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