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Close to Home: Latinx Art and Identity

January 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 11, 2019 @ 5:00 am

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Exhibit dates: January 31 – April 11, 2019 at the O’Kane Gallery

The prints and paintings in this exhibition assert Latinx identity as specific, powerful, and ancient in origin. The artists declare their pride in who they are, a people descendant from ancient indigenous civilizations, connected to their land, nurturers of their children, but also creators of iconic images serving as potent standard bearers to any outsider. Bold colors and graphics are unapologetic, as they celebrate familial customs, legends, and rituals. Revered historical figures, such as Frida Khalo or César Chavez, are offered as equal to any other cultural or political hero. The abstract patterns of ancient civilizations persist, as do the modern forms of Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, as a testament to the preeminence of heritage within this world. Yet the personal struggles of Latinx peoples caused by migration and immigration, abuse of foreign powers, poverty and violence, are part of that identity, and are not overshadowed.

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Details

Start:
January 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am
End:
April 11, 2019 @ 5:00 am
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.uhd.edu/academics/humanities/news-community/okane-gallery/Pages/okane-gallery-exhibitions.aspx

Organizer

University of Houston- O’Kane Gallery
Phone:
(713) 221-8042
Email:
View Organizer Website

Venue

University of Houston Downtown-O’Kane Gallery
One Main Street Houston
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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Phone:
(713) 221-8042
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Details

Start:
January 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am
End:
April 11, 2019 @ 5:00 am
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.uhd.edu/academics/humanities/news-community/okane-gallery/Pages/okane-gallery-exhibitions.aspx

Organizer

University of Houston- O’Kane Gallery
Phone:
(713) 221-8042
Email:
View Organizer Website

Venue

University of Houston Downtown-O’Kane Gallery
One Main Street Houston
Houston, TX 77002 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(713) 221-8042
View Venue Website