Whittier – Featuring works by Luis G. Hernández, Margaret Griffith, Maria Rendón, Albert Lopez Jr., Ruben Millares, and Lino Martinez, the 2017 SUR exhibit at Rio Hondo College presents a challenge to traditional understandings of the spaces in which Latin American culture and experience exist. As these artists illustrate in their videos, paintings, installations and performances, the physical and constructed spaces of home, text, barrio, body and art gallery are ultimately limiting. Rejecting such tangible models/strategies of cultural containment, they explore the possibilities of invisibility, flexible boundaries, open constructions and imagined spaces.
The SUR:biennial is a multi-venue exhibition taking place at Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Cerritos College Art Gallery, and Torrance Art Museum. Focusing on artists influenced and/or impacted by cultures from south of the US-border, SUR aims to expand Los Angeles’ importance as a critical epicenter in today’s decentralized art scene. Three venues in predominantly Latino communities on the east side of Los Angeles were chosen, as they are often overshadowed by art venues farther west.
Venue: Rio Hondo College Art Gallery
Location:3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California
Dates:September 7th – October 13th