People of color in the U.S. have been combining art with social conscience since the Civil Rights Movement and the beginning of Chicano activism.
This exhibition will reflect on the status of being a modern-day Chicana/o in the United States while questioning what is authentic to the culture.
Artists on display will feature aesthetics that will include interdisciplinary art materials to stimulate questions and revelations on being brown while at the same time mediating with art materials.
This exhibition will highlight the works of the prolific emerging artists Yvette Mayorga, master’s candidate at the School of the Art Institute Chicago; Joseph Josue Mora, undergraduate student at the School of the Art Institute Chicago; and Ricardo “Naco” Gonzalez, MFA from the Kendall School of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The collection of work on display will celebrate and criticize contemporary depictions and allegories of the Mexican-American culture.
This event will be part of city-wide art events with Spring of Latino Art. More details to come…https://iuplr.uic.edu/springoflatinoart