September 30th, 1992
Time: 7:30 pm
Admin: $5/$2 for members and students
Panel Featuring Enrique Chagoya, Manuel Ocampo, Rigo ’92 and Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie.
Forum of four Californian artists. Three are transplanted from other countries and one is a Native American. Each artist’s indigenous culture has long been influenced by a Western society. Whether drawing inspiration from personal experiences, or from a broader social context, these artists are united in their efforts to bring to light suppressed belief and value systems. Their work deals with past issues, events and cultural traditions while incorporating contemporary issues, language, and visual structures. As we stand at the Quincentenniary and the edge of the millennium, these artists work from within the ‘belly of the beast’ of Western culture, attempting to carve out narrative voices other than the one presented as "history."
*Presented in conjunction with the University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University and is the first in a series of lectures, artists’ talks and panels between Southern Exposure and the Sonoma State University.