Tanya Aguiñiga: Borderlands Within
Sunday, Jun 14, 2020
Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 20
Galleries Closed for Installation
Spring Exhibitions Open February 8
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Drawing from the lived experience of the US/Mexico border, Tanya Aguiñiga has developed an experimental approach to craft, using fiber, ceramics, hand-blown glass, and traditional techniques to generate conversations about and across political and cultural divides. Given the ongoing persecution of migrants along the border, and amid an increasingly polarized political climate, Aguiñiga’s upcoming exhibition at the Armory highlights her long-standing commitment to thoughtful and urgent dialogue on immigration politics, transnational identity, and community activism. Along with the Los Angeles debut of some of the artist’s most iconic works, including the binational border-epic AMBOS, this exhibition will also feature a site-specific commission that repurposes the Armory’s soaring ceilings as an immense, community-activated loom.
Please join us for an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, February 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The reception is free and open to everyone. Armory galleries are open daily 12:00 to 5:00 PM (closed Tuesdays and holidays). Admission is always free. Donations are appreciated.
Image: Tanya Aguiñiga, America’s Wall (performance photo), 2018. Performed by Tanya Aguiñiga, Jackie Amézquita, Cecilia Brawley, Natalie Godinez, Izabella Sanchez, and Shannen Wallace. Photo by Gina Clyne. Courtesy of the artist.
This exhibition has been produced with generous support from the Pasadena Art Alliance.