Border Crossings: Immigration in contemporary prints
La Salle University Art Museum announced the opening of "Border Crossings: Immigration in Contemporary Prints," an exhibit that includes work by local, national and international artists in a range of print media, including lithographs, screen prints, and linoleum block prints.
The show features 23 contemporary prints that explore the subject of border crossings, immigration and human migration, with a focus on the U.S.—Mexico border, as well as cultural convergences and the complexities of contemporary American identities.
La Salle University will host an opening reception on March 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Special Exhibitions Gallery, lower level, Olney Hall.
The exhibit will be on view from March 16 through June 9. For more information visit LaSalleUniversity.
"Paul Valadez: Siempre Latino"
Along with "Border Crossings," a complementary exhibition will feature 15 artworks by Texas-based artist Paul Valadez in various media, including acrylic paintings on wood and paper, woodblock prints, chine collé, and collage.
Valadez was born in San Francisco and raised in the Central Valley of California. The artist uses metal, acrylics, text, and mixed media to create a concept of “old signage,” with subtle hints of race, culture and history. His current work is autobiographical with semi-satirical social commentary inspired by his childhood memories of growing up in a bi-cultural household.
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Tony Ortega, La Marcha de Los Desvalidos (March of the Powerless), 2010, screen print 34/50.
Collection of La Salle University Art Museum.