For 35 plus years Leo Limon has been painting the Los Angeles River cat faces on the storm-drain covers and is involved with groups whose efforts are to revive the Los Angeles River as a historic region, cultural art enclave and tourist destination.

Check out this quick video of him spray painting up one of his cats in the LA River. (We love the commentary of the passerby hater):

Over the years he has developed these cat paintings as a result of his work in the LA River:

His new multimedia work includes actual "abatement" pieces which he peels off the walls of the city. The grey on the top side shows where the city is trying to cover up the colorful talent of the young graff artists spray painted on the other.

He is an artist, an activist, and a veteran.

His work will be on display during our February exhibition:
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