What's the truth? That's the initial premise of "Camelia la Tejana," a story told in Gabriela Ortiz's often electrifying opera, with a libretto by her brother Rubén Ortiz Torres
the series of diminutive canvases bearing Liu's emotive brushwork are just as powerful as her larger, better-known paintings.
You’d probably never imagine that the artist once risked her life to make paintings like this. It’s by Hung Liu.
Outlaws. Love. Deceit...The libretto holds power and poetry. The music, ranging stylistically from exotic avant-garde to lyrical, fits the subject marvelously.
I found the script theme for this opera in an Alarma issue from 1986, a sensationalist Mexican tabloid that narrates tragic stories as in the operas”, explained via phone call to
“In China, when I went to the best art institute in Beijing, everything was so tight, so compartmentalized, only focused on one discipline-you did sculpture only, or drawing only or mural only.
By Andy Robertson, FORBES Contributor
November, 30, 2012
LA Game Space Helps Video Games Grow Up
more than 150 works...installations, photographs, videos, artists’ books, and extensive performance documentation that demonstrate the critical role of California artists in the development of C