Karla Diaz: Wait ’til Your Mother Gets Home

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March 30, 2024, 12:00 pm to 5:00 PM
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18th St. Arts Center Airport Campus
3026 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, 90405
Karla Diaz: Wait 'til Your Mother Gets Home

As a child, artist Karla Diaz would often get in trouble for drawing on walls. “Wait ‘til your mother gets home!” her aunt would exclaim.

Diaz still loves to draw and paint. ‘Karla Diaz: Wait ’til Your Mother Gets Home’ features recent works on paper and canvas that focus on American Mexican identity from the 1970s to the present, emphasizing a cultural context of social upheaval and justice through the artist’s explorations of recollection and imagination. Diaz’s vivid, narrative paintings and works on paper depict portraits and landscapes of people and places that inform her memories growing up in Los Angeles and México.

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Karla Diaz: Wait 'til Your Mother Gets Home