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University Art Gallery to Exhibit ‘Mixtape’ by Collective of Los Angeles-Based Artists

Contact: Garet Zook


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery presents “Mixtape,” an exhibition featuring 11 artists from the L.A. chapter of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, from Oct. 6-28. A gallery reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20, with an artist talk at 6 p.m.

Artwork by Ricardo_Harris-Fuentes
Ricardo Harris-Fuentes

“Mixtape” is a group exhibition composed of members from the Los Angeles chapter of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, an artist-run collective of five spaces in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Greenville, South Carolina.

“Like a teenage mixtape that fills the warm air on a fall night, where each song title is a small clue to a larger story or a fantasy with happier endings, the ‘Mixtape’ exhibition brings together the work of 11 artists who routinely collaborate on curatorial projects spanning the globe,” said Ricardo Harris-Fuentes, co-director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid L.A. “With any great mixtape, no one artist dominates the track list, but the vibe is pure joy.”

For the exhibition, each artist has selected a song to accompany their artwork, all of which are available as a Spotify playlist using the QR codes in the gallery.

Alex Paik artwork
Alex Paik

Harris-Fuentes is among the featured artists, along with Carl Baratta, Vanessa Chow, Ichiro Irie, Brittany Mojo, Liz Nurenberg, Alisa Ochoa, Alex Paik, Kari Reardon, Jackie Rines and Katya Usvitsky.

The University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It is located in the Dexter Building (No. 34) on Cal Poly’s campus.


About the Cal Poly University Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery is a venue for helping to nurture creativity, empathy, innovation, design skills, storytelling, and big-picture thinking by bringing bold thinkers, emerging and established artists, and creative professionals to campus. Providing a venue for five exhibitions each academic year, the University Art Gallery serves Cal Poly and the surrounding area. The gallery showcases nationally and internationally known artists, as well as student, alumni and faculty artwork.