There's a new art movement in town. Urban art, painting and installation that features a cross-over of Asian and Latino culturaliconography –– or Latino-Asian influence. Call it LA Fusion. It can be witnessed at the exhibit "Tigers and Jaguars" now at The Craft and Folk Art Museum.
Los Angeles based Asian-Latino Art has been merging slowly for a decade, quietly with no notice. It's introduced by curator Kathy Mas-Gallegos who found 13 artists with work representing a cross-cultural influence that "comes from an organic growth" rather than studied technique. Once the show opened, she recalls the reaction of one observer: "He came up to me and said 'Do you know how historic this is?'"