HudsonJones Gallery Reopens, Bringing More Arts Activity to Resurgent Camp Washington

The gallery had been on hiatus since last November, but now has a show featuring Los Angeles-based artist Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza

click to enlarge "Immigrant" by Maryrose Cabarrubias Mendoza - PHOTO: COURTESY OF HUDSON JONES
PHOTO: Courtesy of Hudson Jones
"Immigrant" by Maryrose Cabarrubias Mendoza

"I'm happy to be back," says Angela Jones, whose HudsonJones contemporary art gallery at 1110 Alfred St. in Camp Washington has just reopened after going on hiatus last Nov. 4 following the close of its last show. It was established in 2016.

The re-opening show is red, white and brown, featuring new drawings and sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza. Using commonplace and everyday materials, the artist tries to "replicate the personal, memorialized in handcrafted objects and drawings that contemplate the exchange of culture and commerce, post-colonialism, and the immigrant experience," the gallery says in a press release.

"Using everyday iconography as a visual language, Mendoza renders recognizable objects as impressions of their original forms. Thus, her pieces emerge as hand-constructed translations of our surroundings into a symbology of things."

One example of this is her 2018 artwork "Immigrant," featuring a small version of a palm tree inside a cardboard box on a table.

The artist came to the U.S. at age 3 from her native Philippines. She received her BA from California State University, Los Angeles, and her MFA from Claremont Graduate University in California. 

Jones and husband Michael Solway operated the SolwayJones gallery in Los Angeles from 2000-20010, and represented Mendoza. The artist had a solo show there in 2006. 

This show is up through June 9; gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.  Although the gallery's address is Alfred St., the entrance is around the corner on Colerain Avenue.

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