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A Vision of Standing Rock Under San Pedro Rob Brown and Jorge Mujica

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"A Vision of Standing Rock under San Pedro"
Rob Brown and Jorge Mujica

Creative Arts Coalition to Transform Urban Space (C.A.C.t.T.U.S)
326 Elm St, Long Beach, CA 90802

"There is value in the act of slowing down and spending time with something in a society that is increasingly surrounded and bombarded with stimuli designed to be digested in split seconds. [The installations] aim is to create an opportunity for the viewer to enter a more active viewing and listening space. " Rob Brown

Creative Arts Coalition to Transform Urban Space (C.A.C.t.T.U.S) is proud to announce its inaugural exhibition, A Vision of Standing Rock Under San Pedro, a collaboration between Rob Brown (MFA 13' CSULB) and Jorge Mujica (MFA 12' Yale University.) The installation is facilitated by a Grant through Arts Council for Long Beach and contributions from Mutual AidStay Anchored - Long BeachRomeo Chocolates and Heavy Gel.

Responding to the events in Standing Rock North Dakota, Rob Brown and Jorge Mujica look to create a visual hyperbole for viewers to STOP, listen and consider how the abstraction in front of them can provide a moment of pause to find clarity. Consisting of three window displays, Brown and Mujica will combine painting techniques and use interactive technology to draw viewers through portals poetically echoing the symbolism of the "San Pedro Cactus" as a tool of introspective thought while considering the events in Standing Rock North Dakota. 

Rob Brown (b. 1981) is a visual and sound artist who lives in Santa Ana, California. His practice includes drawing, printmaking, painting and sound installation. His current work deals with ideas of systems, structure, logic and perception. He employs processed and synthesized sounds alongside prints and drawings. He received his AAA in Animation Art and Design from the Seattle Art Institute in 2002 and his BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2008. He received his MFA in studio art from California State University, Long Beach in 2013 and has exhibited his work nationally and abroad. He is a founding member of the Mutual Aid collective and studio space in the historic Santora building in downtown Santa Ana, CA.

Jorge Mujica (b.1982) Is based in Long Beach CA and is interested in painting and its need for wall. He creates freestanding painting. Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Jorge Mujica, received his BA degree in Political Science and Art History from California State University Bakersfield 2008, where he studied murals in East Los Angeles and Mexico. He received a MA in Visual and Critical Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2010, where he studied minimalism and contemporary painting. He then received his MFA from Yale University 2012 studying painting. He has been a resident artist at Made by Millworks 2016 and the Art Exchange Long Beach 2014-2015, a recent resident artist at Yeah Maybe, Minneapolis Minnesota, and is the founder of Creative Arts Coalition to Transform Urban Space (C.A.C.t.T.U.S.) Mujica has exhibited at the Torrance Art Museum, 2016 (Torrance), Museum of Latin American Art 2015 (Long Beach, CA) , Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum 2014 (San Bernardino), and has had solo exhibitions at Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston MA 2015 and Basement Project, Santa Ana CA 2016.