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Sandra C. Fernandez
August 23-October 10, 2021
Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University Dallas, PA 18612
Opening reception September 14th, 5:30-7:30pm
The works in the exhibition share stories of finding community and understanding in a new environment. Drummond, an immigrant from Jamaica, uses brightly colored yarn-based works in her series, “Les Derrieres,” to focus on cultural expectations of body image. Fernández, who grew up in Ecuador, was inspired by the experiences of undocumented students when she was an instructor at the University of Texas to create an installation artwork of suspended white rosaries. Kommanivanh’s loose brushwork reflects on his childhood as an immigrant from Laos. Manalo’s sculptural works contain the textures of household objects that you might find in a Filipino-American home. Using paints that he mixed by hand, Shpanin, who was born in the former U.S.S.R, combines the symbols of folk art with the colors of digital art. Whelan draws from the themes of his Irish heritage and recreates the reflective surface of Catholic icons using repurposed chocolate foil wrappers.
My work in this show: Mourning and Dreaming High: con mucha fé.
August 14-September 25, 2021
Guest curator: Tara Sabharwal
Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba/ 219 East 2nd st. at Avenue B New York, New York 10009|
There are over 80 million displaced people in the world today. We know now that the causes of migration are many, complex and global in nature—colonization, slavery, neo colonialism, environmental disasters, ethnic extinction, political persecution, war, poverty—the list grows. At the same time, refugees across the world also confront a surge of xenophobia. Here, the ‘other’ is not only demonized, but also turned into an existential threat. In this age of global anxiety, the mere ‘otherness of the other’ becomes yet another source of anxiety. The artists in this exhibition have more than confronted difficult ideas and situations. Through their art they not only survive, but flourish intellectually and spiritually, and they offer us unique conceptions of beauty, insight and consequent recognition and understanding.
Work in the show: Movement, Migration and Home: NYC
Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea
July 31, 2021 - February 13, 2022
Boise Art Museum | 670 Julia Davis Drive | Boise, Idaho 83702 | T 208-345-8330 |
Ideas about the American West, both in the popular imagination and in commonly accepted historical narratives, are often based on a past that never was, and fail to take into account important events that actually occurred. At once, “The West” can conjure images of rugged colonial settlers, gun-toting-cowboys, or vacant expanses of natural beauty. Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea offers multiple views of “The West” through the perspectives of forty-eight modern and contemporary artists. Their artworks question old and racist clichés, examine tragic and marginalized histories, and illuminate the many communities and events that continue to form this region of the United States. The exhibition explores the specific ways artists actively shape our understanding of the life, history and myths of the American West.
Works in the show: Mojándose II (Crossing), and Cruzado (Settled in)
From the collection of The
Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics 1965 to Now.
November 20, 2020 — August 8, 2021
Smithsonian American Museum | Renwick Gallery|
(8th and G Streets, NW) Washington DC, 20013-7012|
The exhibit explores the rise of Chicano graphics within early social movements and the ways in which they have advanced creating innovative printmaking practices attuned to social justice. The exhibition also is the first to consider how Chicanx mentors, print centers, and networks nurtured other artists, including several who drew inspiration from the example of Chicanx printmaking.
Work in the show: Mourning and Dreaming High: Con mucha fé.
Out of gallery
LINK to 360 view of the exhibit