Arts & Theatre

LMU’s Laband Art Gallery Presents “Sonia Romero: Taken Root” Sep. 23 through Dec. 9, 2023

free    |  Sep 23 - Dec 9, 2023  |  1:00PM - 4:00PM
Loyola Marymount University's Laband Art Gallery

Loyola Marymount University’s Laband Art Gallery this fall features Sonia Romero in a 20-plus-year survey exhibition honoring her enduring and boundary-pushing art practice that addresses issues of social, cultural, and political significance, and her important contributions to the Los Angeles public art landscape.

“Sonia Romero: Taken Root” includes more than 50 pieces spanning the early 2000s to the present, celebrating the artist’s signature visual language that expanded the possibilities of the mediums of printmaking, painting and papercutting. The show opens at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sep. 23, and runs through Dec. 9, 2023.

Romero’s artistry exemplifies the identity and lived experience of a “both/and” artist. Describing herself as “half Hispanic/Mexican American” and “half German/Russian American,” she has cultivated her own artistic path by synthesizing her Chicano heritage along with her Ashkenazi Jewish matrilineal line. An artist since childhood, Sonia Romero’s multi-ethnic upbringing has been formative to the development of her individual expression that transcends categories of belonging as well as art making.

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Free Public Programming

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m., Laband Art Gallery 
Artist’s Lecture: Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Noon, Burns Fine Art Center (Room 200, Printmaking Studio)
Artist and Curator Walkthrough: Oct 14, 2 to 3 p.m., Laband Art Gallery