A collection of layered, broken narrative paintings of wasteland fairy tales by Los Angeles based artist Camille Rose Garcia will be on exhibit February 29 – March 25 at Cuesta College’s Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery.

As the child of a Mexican activist filmmaker father and a muralist/painter mother, Garcia’s works are influenced by William Burroughs’ cut-up writings and surrealist film, as well as vintage Walt Disney and Fleischer Studios cartoons. Her paintings act as critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias, blending nostalgic pop culture references with a satirical slant on modern society.

Garcia’s works have been displayed internationally and in many art galleries, including collections by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the San Jose Museum of Art. Garcia has also been featured in numerous magazines, including Rolling Stone, Juxtapoz, and Modern Painter.

The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery will hold an opening reception on March 11 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. during which Garcia will give an artist talk at 5:30 p.m.

The exhibit will also be a part of Cuesta College’s 2016 Book of the Year Program and 2016 Edúcate – Sí, Se Puede Conference. The 2016 Book of the Year is The Barbarian Nurseries by Héctor Tobar, which explores social, racial and class conflicts in modern-day Los Angeles. The gallery will be open extended hours on March 15 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. leading up to an author talk with Tobar at 5:00 p.m. in the college’s Cultural and Performing Arts Center. On March 18, the Edúcate – Sí, Se Puede Conference will serve as an outreach event for hundreds of local Latina and Latino high school students. The gallery will open at 9:30 a.m. on March 18 and provide docent led tours to participating students.

For more information on Garcia, click here. For more information on Cuesta College’s 2016 Book of the Year Program, click here and for more information on Cuesta College’s 2016 Edúcate – Sí, Se Puede Conference, click here.

The Harold J Miossi Art Gallery is located in room 7170, on the San Luis Obispo campus of Cuesta College. It is open Monday-Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call (805) 546-3202.