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Current Exhibition

#UndocuJoy: Unfathomable Strength

Curated by Yosimar Reyes

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm

Please join us for the opening reception of our first exhibition of the year, #UndocuJoy: Unfathomable Strength on Saturday, February 10th at 7PM.

#UndocuJoy is a celebratory exhibition honoring the day-to-day spirit, passion, intelligence and resilience embodied by undocumented communities. With this group exhibition, we challenge the media’s collective archetype of undocumented people, which often conjures images of fear, despair and villains.

During these trying times when the national immigration policy is at a peak, #UndocuJoy is a showcase of artists whose collective imagination document the joy and resilience exemplified in everyday life, while also chronicling our people as entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and leaders. #UndocuJoy is a love letter to those most affected by today’s policies (in this case, all of the artists) and an invitation for others to join our resistance.

 

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Studio 24 Presents: Vida Vazquez

Sunday, May 27, 2018 - Saturday, July 28, 2018

Please join us in welcoming Vida Vazquez as our next Studio 24 featured artist! Opening Reception is May 27th, 11-2pm

Artist Bio: Vida Vazquez was born in San Francisco, California to an Afro-Cuban father and Jewish American mother. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Oberlin College with a minor in Studio Art. Vida's affinity for all things tropical is apparent in her work. Bold color and organic, playful shapes are primary components. Color is often the starting point in her process; femininity, the subconscious, nature and cultural identity are themes explored in her work. Vida was a featured artist in the ‘Nasty Women Oakland Exhibition 2017’ at Omi Gallery and has been an artisan vendor at the Oakland Museum of California, and Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco. Statement: 'The Color of Strength' is a series of paintings that has been equal parts an experience of self discovery and affirmation, of myself and of any viewer who resonates with the work. Color is a language in itself, and my use of punchy, vibrant hues in my paintings and jewelry is an extension of my identity as a Caribbean person and an assertion of showing up as my full self. I draw strength from incorporating bold color into my surroundings and I view vibrant color as a tradition in the arts and aesthetics of people of Afro-Latino heritage. Images of women are a central theme in many of my paintings; I see creating them as a celebration of feminine strength and grace.

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