Alberto Valdés: Un­ti­tled

1998, acrylic on Arches pa­per

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Blue Rain Gallery, 544 S. Guadalupe St., 505-954-9902 Reclu­sive artist Alberto Valdés (19181998), a mod­ernist who worked out of the same Los An­ge­les stu­dio for 55 years but never ex­hib­ited his paint­ings, is be­gin­ning to get his due as his works are slowly com­ing to light. At­ten­tion first be­gan be­ing paid to Valdés when his work was in­cluded in the Getty Mu­seum’s cel­e­bra­tion of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia cul­ture, Pa­cific Stan­dard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980. Blue Rain’s show of se­lected works by Valdés opens with a 5 p.m. re­cep­tion on Fri­day, Dec. 30, in the gallery’s Rai­l­yard lo­ca­tion.

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