November 5th – November 28th, 2014
Reception: Friday, November 7th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Arts Visalia is proud to present, FARMAS: New Work by Rogelio Gutierrez. The works in this exhibition are a culmination of images and objects that connect people culturally, despite their physical and political separations. While inspired by the personal experiences of a Mexican-American, the exhibition is equally relatable to both the experiences of many native Mexicans and natives of the U.S. alike. Through a series of photographic prints and sculptural works representing iconographic symbols from his life, Gutierrez explores the idea that one’s culture is not solely defined by their nationality.
Gutierrez, a first generation Mexican-American, holds the position of Assistant Professor of Printmaking with a focus on Latino Arts at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, School of Art at Arizona State University, where he is the current Evelyn Smith Endowed Professor of Art. Gutierrez was raised in Farmersville, California and draws much of the exhibitions inspiration from his time growing up in California’s Central Valley. After its debut at the Arts Visalia Visual Art Center, the exhibition will travel to Casa Siglo XIX Museo-Sebastian, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico.
More information about the artist can be found at, www.rogeliogutierrez.com
Thank you to Mr. G’s Wines and Jack & Charlie’s Restaurant
for their generous support of this exhibition