En la Galería

Bob Freimark: Art of Dissent

Bob Freimark: Art of Dissent
Dates

February 8 through
May 9, 2007

Location

Mexican Heritage Plaza Gallery

Tickets

Admission is free. La Galería is open Monday through Fridays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Weekends and after-hours by appointment. Call 408.928.5524 to make appointments.

The Plaza will open an exhibition by artist Bob Freimark on Thursday, February 8 with a reception at 7 p.m. featuring a dialogue with artist Bob Freimark and Curator Peter Selz.

"Our neighborhood was a fertile ground for artful dissent during the Civil Rights movement and was home to voices that changed the nation. In our mission to affirm, celebrate, and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Mexican community and showcase multicultural arts in the region, we celebrate these artful dissenters," states Director of Programs, María de la Rosa, "We acknowledge those such as Bob Freimark who dare to give voice to marginalized communities. Bob’s work calls us to think, act and live. We are honored to present this invitation to do just that."

The exhibit, Bob Freimark: Art of Dissent, demonstrates Freimark’s dissident voice as expressed in artworks that examine the two U.S. wars in Iraq, Los Desaparecidos of Argentina, the maltreatment of Dolores Huerta at the hands of the San Francisco Police, and his visit to extermination camps in Germany. The solo art show is a retrospective of the work of the retired art professor from San José State University.

"February is equally exciting with the Plaza's opening of a retrospective on one of the most important visual artists to come out of the wild and woolly days of California's 1960's arts scene, says Plaza President and CEO, Marcela Davison-Avilés. "San José's Bob Freimark wears his commitment to social justice on his canvas and this show offers timely reflection on the issues of the day."

Bob Freimark: Art of Dissent will be in La Galería at MHP and will run through April 8, 2007. Curator Selz is the Founding Director of the UC Berkeley Museum of Art and Professor Emeritus of Art History at Berkeley.

The exhibit is open to the public with free admission. La Galería is open Monday through Fridays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Weekends and after-hours by appointment. Call 408.928.5524 to make appointments.

Bob Freimark is also being exhibited at History San José and at the San José Museum of Quilts and Textiles