In the Garden: Piñatas

A Solo Exhibition of work by Roberto Benavidez
Curated by Phoebe Millerwhite

Artwork of Bird


Creatures with eerily human features drawn from medieval illuminated manuscripts, animals plucked from Hieronymus Bosch’s Early Renaissance triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, birds with latent agendas simmering just below the surface – these are the droll, enigmatic beings that populate East L.A. based artist Roberto Benavidez’s mystical garden of piñatas. A self-described “half-breed, South Texan, queer, figurative sculptor specializing in the piñata form” Benavidez’s work playfully explores themes of race, sexuality, art, sin, humor, ephemerality and beauty. In the Garden: Piñatas places characters from multiple interrelated series of Benavidez’s oeuvre together in one place, with several just-completed works on view for the first time.


Opening Reception: March 2, 2023 4:30-7:30pm
Exhibition Dates: March 2 - April 6, 2023
Artist Talk: Thursday March 23, 1:30pm

To RSVP for an event and to schedule an exhibition tour,  please email Phoebe Millerwhite

Online Exhibition:
General Information: (909)274-4328
Gallery Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 10am-1pm, Thursday 1-4pm, Saturday March 18 1-4pm
Location: Building 1BC-10 - Free and open to the public

Follow us on Instagram @dianabergergallery