Monday, October 22, 2018

Art and photography: Work by Eloy Torrez and Juliane Backmann at the East Los Angeles Public Library

"May the Force be with Her" by Eloy Torrez

On October 11, I had the pleasure of attending the opening celebration of an exhibit of the art and photography of Eloy Torrez and Juliane Backmann at the Los Angeles County Library in East Los Angeles. The exhibit (titled, “Turn the Page”) is curated by Dulce Stein in the Chicano Resource Center at the library located at 4837 E. 3rd Street. It will run through November 15.

Daniel Olivas and Eloy Torrez
(with Olivas's book "The King of Lighting Fixtures"
which has a Torrez painting on its cover)

Torrez’s works “are personal reflections on societal complexities affecting human lives.”

Daniel Olivas and Juliane Backmann.

Backmann’s photographs portray contemporary poets and writers from various backgrounds. (I am honored to be one of the subjects of her photographs.)

It was a lovely way to spend the evening: listening to Eloy and Juliane discuss art and politics and literature. Kudos must be given to the curator, Dulce Stein, and all the wonderful folks at the library. Please make certain to visit the exhibit…and support your local library!

"Superwoman" by Eloy Torrez.

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