The exhibition “Music and Muses” is very personal for artist Christina Ramos. Her inspirations are family, Bible, music and natives from New Guinea, which she renders in a photo-realistic style, mastering the acrylic paint medium. Burbank’s Creative Arts Center Gallery parses the prolific body of artwork, 64 pieces, all produced by the artist within the past six months, into thematic sections allowing for adequate space and distance for viewing.
Images of Ramos and her family are threaded throughout the exhibition. Paintings of her daughter are the first pieces viewed; a reclining figurative composition floating above the entry table and a full figure portrait centered on the first panel, greet visitors. The natural flow of the gallery maze leads one to three panels filled with a series of seven “Street Music” themed paintings.
Two of Ramos’ children are highlighted as musicians. A series of five tongue-in-cheek self-portraits are grouped toward the back; titles “Hello I’m — Politically Incorrect, A Mom, Not Normal, A Rocker and An Artist” all poke fun at the multifaceted artist.