June 2007
 

The Great Wall of Chinga

Curated by Gregg Stone and Barbara Thompson

 

June 2nd - 28th, 2007

 

The US Mexico border separates to types of Latin art: on the US side the work is created by Chicanos, Americans of Mexican heritage, much of the art work was born out of protest and racial prejudice often incorporating images from ancient warriors of Mexico.

The Mexican artists on the border are living on the outskirts of old Mexico, and far from their cultural capital of Mexico City, in this area art work can be influenced by a transient society on its way to work in America, coupled by all the vices border cities are known for.

OCCCA brings you 13 artists from each side of the border as well as 4 sculptors, separated by an almost impenetrable barrier of the US border. Come and see how their artwork is similar and how it is different

 

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Press Mention:

Views from both sides of the border,
Los Angeles Times, Augustin Garza, June 2, 2007, page E12

 

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