AAC at Avenue 50 Studio: Spring Cactus for Sale

R E B E C A  G U E R R E R O

Spring Cactus for Sale: A solo painting show

August 8 to September 18, 2022

Opening Saturday, August 8, 2022 2:00 to 5:00pm

Rebeca Guerrero – Spring Cactus for Sale


Spring Cactus for Sale is, per se, a family portrait, consisting of 8 cactuses, each one representing a member of my family: parents, siblings and myself. In the depiction of each cactus, I incorporated symbolic characteristics from the Yoruba Religion pertaining to respective personality. Part of the title implies a metaphorical reference to the exposure/representation, and I happened to finish this work a few Springs ago.


Rebeca Guerrero’s artistic career has coalesced after a long identity and career search. “During this period I have done some traveling. Although I was born in Los Angeles, California, I lived in Baja California for many years, and also in Europe. I did most of my college studies in California. I have studied literature, art and fashion design. I did some teaching in college in the United States, and I worked in London with a fashion designer and eventually in Los Angeles. It was after having worked in the garment industry for several years that I realized that the superficiality of this field was not completely fulfilling. It was then in 1995 when my life as an artist began.

My work consists of a variety of media and my preferred media are pastels, acrylics, oils, silk screens and photography. Filled with bright vibrant colors, my works are both dramatic and poetic. Traveling, literature, nature and life are the sources of my inspiration. Loyalty to my subjects is imperative to my work. My art seems to be pleasing and inviting to the beholder. At first sight, it seems to be just what you see, but once captured by it, one finds hidden messages that might be faces, poetic symbolism and literary references. I create art because I breathe.”


Blue Wall Alcove
Mon. -Thu. 2pm – 5pm and Sat.-Sun. 12pm to 5pm
Admission is FREE

Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and by the California Arts Council, a state agency.