Paintings by the late Eduardo Carrillo are currently on display through November 22, in the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Carrillo was a true shaman of light and color â€” prepare to be dazzled.
A bravura practitioner of magic realism in hallucinogenic large-scale oil paintings as well as subtle watercolor miniatures, Carrillo cast a long shadow in his ancestral Baja, his early Los Angeles stomping grounds, and ultimately in the Bay Area. Two dozen of his major works – including his neon-hued masterpiece of mythic time travel, Los Tropicanos â€” fill the main Solari Gallery of MAH. Even the final unfinished painting â€” a searing self-portrait â€” is on display, next to his studio table, chairs, easel and palette, in this retrospective of one of California’s path-breaking, multi-cultural iconoclasts.
Public reception will be held this coming First Friday, September 4, from 5-9pm.