Opening reception: Tuesday, January 29, 4:30-6pm
Artist talk: Tuesday, January 29
6:00-7:30pm Oakes Acad. 105
Bilingual catalogue available
Gabriela León: Sunday Walk to the Zocalo of Oaxaca is a multi-media artistic response to the popular revolt and resistance that unfolded in Oaxaca in 2006 and the first traveling solo exhibition outside of Mexico for artist Gabriela León. Some of the elements of the exhibition will consist of a "barricade dress" made of barbed-wire, tire treads and mattress springs found amidst the detritus; a video projection of the artist wearing the dress walking among protestors and police; a sound installation that evokes the voices of the crowds; and tarps inspired by the temporary living structures during the lengthy protest. Major support for the exhibition comes from the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC Mexus) and artbeam. The exhibition was organized by UC Riverside Sweeney Art Gallery and curated by director Tyler Stallings. Additional support was made possible by the Charles Griffin Farr Fund.
Gabriela León was born in Cuautla, Morelos Mexico in 1973. She makes her home and studio in Oaxaca, Mexico. She has had many group exhibitions which include those at Illuseum Art Space in Amsterdam, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca in Oaxaca, The Cellars at Shoreditch Town Hall in London, Galleria Ram Chhatpar Slip Nyas Galería in Varanasi, India, Women's Museum in Dallas and the Setagaya Museum in Tokyo, Japan. http://sweeney.ucr.edu/