Opening Reception for ‘Latinidad in Focus: Sin Fronteras’
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“Latinidad in focus: Sin fronteras” welcomes the Santa Monica community to join three emerging Los Angeles artists in an exploration of their Latino heritage through the medium of photography. This exhibition hopes to further the dialogue about immigration and immigrant culture in the U.S. through the presentation of communities, stories, and individuals’ backgrounds, both in Los Angeles and abroad.
Reflecting on the current political climate as well as on their experiences as first-generation Americans, these photographers document Latino communities both in the United States and Latin America, exploring identities forged across a multinational context. In Colombia, Brazil, and Guatemala, Enio Hernandez captures the natural landscape and individuals’ relationship to their environment in their own homelands. Marilyn Montufar photographs acquaintances and friends, currently focusing on communities in Los Angeles and Mexico. Her intention is to give a voice and face to people marginalized by society; individuals on the social, economic and racial peripheries. Vanessa Briones captures beauty in the banal, employing a baroque sensibility in the utilization of color palettes and subject matter that blur the boundaries of traditional and contemporary modes of Latino representation.
Light refreshments will be served and a DJ will entertain at the opening reception with the artists May 10th, 6:00 – 8:00pm.