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Whittier College
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Whittier, CA  90608-0634

March 1, 2002   
Contact:
 Judy Browning  at (562) 907-4216                                                                     

Reference: 01/02: 49                                             

 Art Exhibit Explores Latino/a Family Histories 

WHAT:                       “Gender, Genealogy & Counter Memory,” featuring art by six artists
from Los Angeles and San Francisco.

 

WHEN:                       8 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday, March 10, through Friday, April 26

                            Opening reception, 3–5 p.m., Sunday, March 10

WHERE:                    Greenleaf Gallery at Whittier College
                            13406 Philadelphia Street, Whittier

COST:                        Free

ADD:                          Curated by Eugene Rodriguez and Richard T. Rodriguez, “Gender,       Genealogy & Counter Memory includes work by Therese Bravo, Patrick Herbert, Osa
Hidalgo, Alma Lopez, Gerardo Perez and Eugene Rodriguez.

 

                             Including an installation piece, paintings and other mixed media
work, the exhibit explores the contradictory nature of the
documentation of Latino/a family histories.  Central to the themes
of the works presented is how narratives by women, gay men and
lesbians contest and negotiate a fragmented communal discourse
that endeavors to remember differently. The artists probe how
minoritized members of the Latino community across disparate
historical and geographical locations subvert forces of domination
while establishing counter memories of the past to construct a reconfigured ancestry of collective empowerment.

 

INFORMATION:     Contact Kim Russo, gallery director, at (562) 907-4200, ext. 4687.

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