• Rupert Garcia

    The Mexican Museum / Harcourts Gallery

    The Rupert Garcia retrospective of 17 years’ work was timely, not as a summation (as an artist, Garcia is a young 45) and not because of the quality of political statements in the work, but because it caught the artist amid an efflorescence. Together with the small gallery sampling of new work, it left one with that giddy off-the-diving-board sensation one prays for, and least often expects, from a mid-career survey.

    Garcia is known as a California-born Chicano painter and printmaker who devised the boldest, most succinct silk-screen images during the third-world poster movement of the late ’60s

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