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Cósmica Art Show
Aug 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm| Free
Cósmica: An Art Show features the work of young mestiza artists from working class backgrounds who create collage, photography, paintings, and other hybrid mediums of art work. This group of women draw inspiration from their ancestral roots and rituals, the borderlands experience, Chicana artists of the 70s, Latin American political history, and each other.
The exhibition was birthed out of the idea that mestiza women are traditionally and presently excluded from high art spaces, such as galleries and museums. Some of the artists have never shown their work before and others have had few chances to do so. This show will function as an active resistance to the idea that only white males and some white females can show their work and occupy creative spaces.
Besides the four core artists, the show will also include contributing artists who are innovative creators and thinkers in our communities. This alternative art show highlights the work of a network of womyn and serves to empower their artistic identity along with assigning value to their art created behind closed doors.
Cósmica would like to invite you to celebrate critical consciousness, intersectionality and the creativity spawned from a need for self discovery and self love in a society where the work of young women of color is dismissed or deemed as inferior.