Abel Alejandre: The Chicano Moon Landing of 1968

Launch LA
170 S. La Brea Ave., Upstairs Los Angeles, CA 90036
Oct 28, 5 PM - 8 PM — ends Dec 02, 2023
LAUNCH Gallery proudly presents The Chicano Moon Landing of 1968, featuring new paintings by celebrated Mexican-American artist Abel Alejandre. In this new series, Abel delves into themes such as conventional masculinity, valor, patriarchy, the connection to one's surroundings, and the capacity to gaze ahead with purpose and assurance. Born in Mexico and raised in Southern California, Abel draws upon his immigrant experience as he reflects on a bygone era and an uncharted timeline. Art making serves as a vehicle and medium for him, allowing exploration of his past while interpreting the dynamics of contemporary American society and his role within it.

October 28 – December 2, 2023
Opening Reception, Saturday, October 28th, 5 - 8pm

Artist Conversation with Mat Gleason on Saturday, December 2, 4pm

Image: "Astronaut I", 2023, Acrylic on panel 12”H x 12”W