NEWMAN — San Joaquin Valley artist Robert V. Fonseca is marking 25 years of “Mannequin Art” with his 2011“Reality Faced” Art Exhibit Tour, on display Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, at the West Side Theatre in Newman.
Tickets are $8 and are available online at www.westsidetheatre.org or by calling 209-862-4490. Robert’s mannequin art pieces display the social ills of America and parental discretion is advised.
Fonseca’s art is a compilation of mannequins displayed in ways that depict the social injustices that are inherent in our world today. He first began his work in 1986 and continues to bring to light many issues that are a still a part of our society even 25 years later. His show debuted in 1986 at the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. The exhibition has also had showings with the Arm & Hammer Museum, LA Art Gallery, The Venice Art Gallery, and the LA Art Association Gallery.
As some of his works are focused on the effects of child abuse, rape, and human sex trafficking, Robbie will donate the proceeds of his “Reality Faced” Art Exhibit Tour to the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County, which provides free, confidential services and advocacy for victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
The Women’s Center’s mission is to provide a wide range of supportive, educational, and crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, enabling them to regain control of their lives. For over 35 years, the Women’s Center has been the lifeline to help and hope for thousands of women, children and men, now reaching over 24,000 individuals each year.
For more information on the Women’s Center, please visit www.womenscentersjc.org or call 209-941-2611.