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Dos Caras/ Two Faces: The Works of Ruben Trejo
6/28/1994 - 7/23/1994
A body of work produced by Ruben Trejos that slyly and humorously commented on his bi-cultural identity. Works in the exhibition included sculptures, mixed media collages and drawings, wall assemblages and wall mounted aluminum constructions.
  Galería Exhibitions A World Without Borders: The Works of Judith Francisca Baca <1994>
Figuras y Alegoría: Glass Works by Einar and Jamex de la Torre <1994>
Aim for the Limits: A Children's Photography Exhibit <1994>
Dos Caras/ Two Faces: The Works of Ruben Trejo <1994>
First Front: Vanguard of the Chicano Movement <1994>
Open Studios: Works by Juan R. Fuentes, Ester Hernandez and Nancy Hom <1994>
Día de los Muertos <1994>
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Nationally recognized sculptor Ruben Trejo expands upon sculptural traditios with an exhibition of 32 sculptures and drawings.

Much of Trejo’s work is associated with notions of self-discovery, metamorphosis and transformation. His work recovers icons, images and symbols from his Mexican descended experiences and includes consistently reappearing visual motives such as cigars, jalapeno peppers and chairs. As symbols of Chicano identity, these visual motifs help to pay homage to humble objects with cultural meaning.

Trejo’s work is a part of the recent emergency of ethnic specific art forms that synthesize North American experiences with selected elements from ancestral culture. Among Mexican descended people in the United States, the last two decades have seed an unprecedented resurgence in the visual arts. Joining cultural concerns to aesthetic experimentation, Chicano artists have sustained public art forms like murals and posters and have participated within and expanded the meaning of ongoing art movements.

The exhibition was organized by Richard Twedt, Director of Galleries at Eastern Washington University. The show is touring nationally under the auspices of Exhibit Touring Services (ETS), a traveling exhibition service and a program in the College of Fine Arts at Eastern.