April 4 — May 9, 2015
The Parable of Arable Land, If I Had a Hammer
For his first exhibition in the Conduit Gallery Project Room, Vincent Ramos will create a site-specific installation comprised mainly of two separate series of small scale drawings and collages interwoven into the larger installation that investigate the current political immigration debate, class and race issues in America. These investigations are bolstered by references, through materials, and sounds to local historical culture as well as clichéd symbols of the “West” and various personalities from the region i.e. Trini Lopez, Lee Trevino and Sam the Sham.
A native of Los Angeles, CA, Vincent Ramos earned MFA from CalArts in 2007 and a BFA from Otis Collegeof Art and Design in 2002. Recent exhibitions include; Dallas Biennial, Dallas, TX (2014), Made in L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum and LAXART (2012), Pachuco Cadaver or There Are No Heavies in America, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles (2011), and Outsider Art: Others from Elsewhere Doing Something Altogether Different…Sort Of, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica (2011). Curatorial projects include, After The Gold Rush: Reflections and Postscripts on the National Chicano Moratorium of August 29, 1970, Vincent Price Art Museum, ELAC, Los Angeles (2011), River, Elephant, Los Angeles (2011), Chasing Shadows, The Onion (The Church of the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society), North Hills (2010), The Sharon Show & 1969, Dan Graham, Los Angeles (2009), and Call Me Lightning: An Evening of Performance-Based Work, FOCA, Los Angeles (2008.)