Reality of Placement
The Office of Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with
The Department of Visual Arts at Union College
“REALITY OF PLACEMENT”
An Exhibition of Contemporary Latin American Art
September 23rd to November 22nd 2013
ALAIN GUTIERREZ, CARLOS BARBERENA, CARLOS SOLIS, DIO-GENES ABREU, ISMAEL CHECO, KAREN MACHER, JAMIE RODRIGUEZ, LISSETTE SOLORZANO, ALEXIS MENDOZA, ANTHONY MONTES, PATRICIA HENRIQUEZ, JESUS RIVERA, MIGUEL LESCANO, LUIS STEPHENBERG, RAMON PERALTA, ROXANNA MELENDEZ, XAVIER FIGUEROA
PROJECT CURATOR: ALEXIS MENDOZA
Organized by M&B Latin American and Contemporary Art Projects, “Reality of Placement” addresses the conditions and circumstances that are relevant to the experiences of migration globally and the people, ideas and objects that pass from one culture to another. The artists suggest a sense of documentation, fiction or non-fiction, creating a conglomerate of clues that never completely stop sending information. The artists in the show weave connections between past and present, a form that stipulates its own shifting terms, constantly renewing and differentiating meaning from one moment to another. Some of the artists are acutely aware that they are trying to capture a moment that is quickly turning into a documented journey of their own migration situation. “Reality of placement” presents artists who have a long term relationship with their subjects and who use various mediums to break down the barriers of neighborhood, family, and identity and seek to address the spaces that emerge in-between them. The exhibiting artists addresses the call for a rational and creative interpretation on the action of human migration and exile that presents particular perspectives achieved throughout various genres and media including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, installation and printmaking.
Sponsored by Union College’s Department of Visual Arts,
the Offices of Multicultural Affairs, Latin American
and Caribbean Studies, and American Studies.