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20110419143813-516_pepon_osorio_drowning_in_a_glass_of_wter__detail_ Critical Reflections: Latino/a Visual Imaginary  
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Elena Baca, Yreina Cervantez, santos Contreras, Kai Margarida-Ramirez de Arellano, Amalia Mesa-Bains, José Montoya, Pepón Osorio, Viva Paredes, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Spain Rodriguez at 516 ARTS February 19th, 2011 - May 14th, 2011
Posted 4/20/11

—Jon Carver for THE Magazine A circular platform filling the room slowly revolves. A vertical wall divides the revolving platform in half. Sometimes you see half the platform and one side of the revolving wall, but you can’t see the other half. Sometimes you see both halves at the same time. Sometimes you can only see the half you couldn’t see before. When the wall swings right in front in you, you see both halves equally, and you see yourself reflected in its mirrored edge. LATINO/A Visual Imagi... [more]

20110419143813-516_pepon_osorio_drowning_in_a_glass_of_wter__detail_ Latino/a Imaginary: el ángulo boricua  
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Elena Baca, Yreina Cervantez, santos Contreras, Kai Margarida-Ramirez de Arellano, Amalia Mesa-Bains, José Montoya, Pepón Osorio, Viva Paredes, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Spain Rodriguez at 516 ARTS February 19th, 2011 - May 14th, 2011
Posted 4/20/11

POR RAQUEL Z. RIVERA | 4 DE MARZO DE 2011 | 1:20 AM – 1 COMMENT El pasado 19 de febrero fue la apertura de la exhibición Latino/a Visual Imaginary: Intersection of Word & Imageen la galería 516 ARTS de Albuquerque, Nuevo México. Como lo puertorriqueño y los puertorriqueños no abundan por estos lares nuevo mexicanos, asumí que los artistas boricuas brillarían por su ausencia. Afortunadamente, me equivoqué. Resulta que la exhibición, curada por la Dra. Holly Barnet-Sánchez, fue inspirada por la conferencia bi-regional... [more]

20110419143813-516_pepon_osorio_drowning_in_a_glass_of_wter__detail_ Paper Cuts: Former Albuquerquean mixes the old with the new  
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Elena Baca, Yreina Cervantez, santos Contreras, Kai Margarida-Ramirez de Arellano, Amalia Mesa-Bains, José Montoya, Pepón Osorio, Viva Paredes, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Spain Rodriguez at 516 ARTS February 19th, 2011 - May 14th, 2011
Posted 4/20/11

By John Bear (Weekly Alibi) Kai Margarida-Ramírez de Arellano was born in Puerto Rico but spent most of her formative years in New Mexico. Her art, in part, explores the clash between the two cultures, as well as family history and sexual politics. "I think a lot of my work and my medium have a lot to do with the cross-cultural experience. I've lived in Puerto Rico. I have deep roots there,” she says, adding haltingly, “I was raised in Albuquerque." Margarida-Ramírez de Arellano works primarily... [more]

20110419143813-516_pepon_osorio_drowning_in_a_glass_of_wter__detail_ En La Familia  
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Elena Baca, Yreina Cervantez, santos Contreras, Kai Margarida-Ramirez de Arellano, Amalia Mesa-Bains, José Montoya, Pepón Osorio, Viva Paredes, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Spain Rodriguez at 516 ARTS February 19th, 2011 - May 14th, 2011
Posted 4/19/11

By Aurelio Sanchez (Albuquerque Journal) Journal Staff Writer Promising young sculptor Santos Contreras first spoke to ancianos, or seniors, at the Holy Family Church meal site in Albuquerque's South Valley before he created a multimedia sculpture to commemorate their lives. His sculpture, titled "Here-Stories: A Collective Look at Place and Time," reflects the seniors' proud and richly traditional lives. The piece is a collage of photographs and handwritten stories and personal histories,... [more]

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