Opening Reception Michael Menchaca and Saúl Hernández-Vargas

September 20, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free Event
Lawndale

Michael Menchaca
The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex)
John M. O’Quinn Gallery

Michael Menchaca’s The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex) features site-specific wallpaper installed in John M. O’Quinn Gallery featuring Menchaca’s latest works on paper from his eponymously-titled series, The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex). The subject of this new series seeks to visualize how the growing tech industry, largely based out of Silicon Valley, is infiltrating traditional Latino family customs in the U.S.

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Saúl Hernández-Vargas
Plates
Cecily E. Horton Gallery

In his series Plates, Saul Hernandez-Vargas simultaneously recalls familial intimacy and political resistance with three square ceramic pieces made with distinct mud samples from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Repurposing wax produced by his own grandfather’s practice as a jeweler in the 1960s, Hernandez-Vargas engages a deeply interpersonal narrative that further invites viewers to interrogate the Mexican State’s usage of nineteenth-century jewels to promote a homogenous identity and consequently a unified political identity.

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