The Contemporary Arts Center in partnership with SOMArts Cultural Center San Francisco are proud to present "It's All A Blur", a major touring exhibition about levels of empowerment and enfranchisement in the American West and the current status of the American Dream. This multimedia exhibition features three prolific and highly influential California masters, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Dale Hoyt and Tony Labat, who are simultaneously professional visual artists, educators and community activists with three distinct but mutually informed bodies of work spanning over 75 combined years of investigative artistic production, analysis and cultural criticism.
This exhibition has three components, a gallery component, a public intervention component and a virtual online component. "It's All a Blur" incorporates video installation, drawings, sculptural installation, photography, and performance/video artworks about the themes of the migrant body in the West, the economics of labor, cross-cultural identity, and analyzes various levels of personal empowerment and political/economic disenfranchisement distinct to the Western states, but universally understood.
“It’s All A Blur” is supported in part by the Community Arts & Education Program of the San Francisco Arts Commission. This project received support from Nevada Arts Council; WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Artists Talk: March 15th, 2011 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Marjorie Barrick Museum, UNLV, 4505 S Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154; Contact Dustin Wax at (702) 895-3381
Artists Opening Reception: March 17th, 2011 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, 107 E Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104; Contact Denise Crouse, Gallery Coordinator (702) 382-3886
Show Opens from March 17th to April 23rd, 2011