A diverse group of Hispanic/Latino artists displays works using everyday materials to present varied perspectives exploring the topics of monument and monumentality in the Riverside Arts Center. The show is titled "Material Normal Monumental," and is featured until May 9.
The exhibit is curated by Alberto Aguilar, in association with his Crossing Boundaries Residency through Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture. The essay is by J. Gibran Villalobos and Wil Ruggiero.
Organizers note that although grouped through simple common factors, each artist in the exhibition conceptualizes complex individualities about hybridity through their unique contribution to the exhibit. These blended identities are characterized by the particular nuance of being Hispanic/Latino in the United States (currently residing in Chicago), often existing within multiple languages and cultures while trying to make a personal contribution to contemporary art discourse.
Participating artists are Alberto Aguilar, Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera, Maria Gaspar, Jorge Lucero, Victoria Martinez, Maddie Reyna, Edra Soto and Rafael E. Vera.
The Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery + Sculpture Garden is at 32 E. Quincy St., Riverside. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
The exhibition is free. For more information, visit www.riversideartscenter.com
or contact Director Karen Azarnia at firstname.lastname@example.org.