Young Latino Artists 20: Within Reach

Jun. 12, 2015

Jun. 12, 2015 @ 11:00 am Aug. 23, 2015 @ 5:00 pm


The Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition has historically provided Latina/o artists under the age of thirty-five with professional-level museum experience and exposure. Now in its twentieth year, the next YLA exhibition, Within Reach, will be guest curated by, visual artist, Ricky Yanas. YLA 20 will focus on two intersecting themes prominent in the works of nine artists: one of destruction/negation and one of re-interpretation/revitalization. Through processes of collage, archiving, and personal/environmental exploration these artists are beginning to break down the alienating messages produced by dominant corporate culture, finding new symbols and new mythologies in their own personal histories and the physical space around them. The title of the exhibition, Within Reach, refers not only to the proximity of these artists to their materials and their subjects, but also to a possible future free of corrosive mainstream influences and driven by trust in one’s own life experiences

Selected Artists

Jaime Alvarez, Annmarie Avila, Tamara Becerra Valdez, Grimaldi Baez, Isaiah Carrasco, Teresa Cervantes, Lauren Moya-Ford, Ashley Thomas, Hope Mora

Installation Images