Chicano art by Eduardo Carrillo
Eduardo Carrillo, “Self Portrait,” 1960, oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 27 3/4 in., Crocker Art Museum, Promised Gift of Juliette Carrillo and Ruben Carrillo.

June 24 through October 7, 2018
Crocker Art Museum
www.crockerart.org

In June 2018, the Crocker Art Museum will bring to Sacramento an expansive exhibition of works by Eduardo Carrillo, a painter, teacher, and social activist known for advancing recognition of Chicano art and culture in California.

Chicano art by Eduardo Carrillo
Eduardo Carrillo, “Testament of the Holy Spirit,” 1971, oil on panel, 47 3/4 x 60 in., Crocker Art Museum, Purchase with funds from the Maude T. Pook Acquisition Fund, 1972.24

Carrillo’s large-scale oil paintings have been described as mystical, surreal, and visionary, while his intimate watercolors reflect the artist’s daily life in self-portraits, still lifes, and images of people and places he held dear. “Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo (Testamento del espíritu: Pinturas de Eduardo Carrillo)” reflects on the artist’s relationship to his native California, as well as to his Mexican heritage, his early religious upbringing, and the European tradition of art.

Chicano art by Eduardo Carrillo
Eduardo Carrillo, “Las Tropicanas,” 1972–73, oil on panel, 84 x 132 in. Crocker Art Museum, Promised Gift of Juliette Carrillo and Ruben Carrillo.

This bilingual exhibition features more than 60 paintings and watercolors spanning nearly four decades of the artist’s production, from the late 1950s through the late 1990s. Works on view include a promised gift to the Crocker by members of the Carrillo family, as well as two works in the Crocker’s permanent collection.

Chicano art by Eduardo Carrillo
Eduardo Carrillo, “Untitled (Still Life with Santo Niño Candle),” 1989, watercolor on paper, 15 1/4 x 11 1/4 in., Private collection, Davis, California.

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