Crear Studio in Downtown Santa Ana
Santa Ana Reflections: A Mural's Archival Exhibition: Roger Eyes R.
A “Gallery Takeover” is an opportunity for a local emerging artist to showcase their work in their own region while developing practice in curating a site-specific installation at a space for-and-by BIPOC artists, art educators and art administrators. Through the mentorship by Sarah Rafael Garcia, Roger Eyes R. curated and installed this exhibition at Crear studio in one weeks's time and it showed for one week in August 2023.
Crear Studio featured artist Roger Eyes R. “Santa Ana Reflections” is a mirror image of the City of Santa Ana itself — its people, its culture, and history are depicted on an 180 foot by 30 foot wall behind Crear Studio. A vibrant presentation of regional landmarks and cultural nostalgia pays tribute to local maestros Emigdio Vasquez & Sergio O’Cadiz, while also telling the City's story through intentional iconography and a love letter to Roger's wife and daughter.
You can also virtually visit the mural here!
About the Artist:
Roger Eyes R. is a multidisciplinary artist and an engaged member of his art community for over 10 years. In early 2023, he was named Art Director of Santa Ana Community Artist(a) Coalition (SACAC) and continues to lead mural projects of all scales through various collaborations. Individually, he is recognized for constructing, supporting, and realizing meaningful award-winning projects that inspire and unite people to celebrate the City of Santa Ana, and culture for all.