Monday, June 06, 2022

Home-Land Exploring the American Myth

I am honored to have been invited to participate in American University's Museum at the Katzen Arts Center's exhibition Home-Land: Exploring the American Myth, June 11–August 7, 2022 and curated by Michael Quituisaca and Alexandra Schuman.

In addition to my work, the curators selected Sobia Ahmad, Elizabeth Casqueiro, Ric Garcia, Claudia "Aziza" Gibson-Hunter, Julia Kwon, Khánh H. Lê, and Helen Zughaib for the exhibition.

... the featured eight Washington area artists simultaneously honor and confront the American dream. The idea of “home” is a promise in America that often goes unquestioned. However, these artists reveal that home is not a privilege for all - for some it is taken, for others it is to be fought for and defended, and, for many artists in the show, it is reforged in a new land. This exhibition highlights how these artists have found their place within multiple frameworks of identity, both ascribed and subscribed.

F. Lennox Campello, Isla Balsera (Happy Bicentennial America - Wishing We Were There), 1976. Collage, 26 x 34 in. Gift from The Andres M. Fernandez Collection, 2018.17.1.

There will be an opening - yep a real opening! The opening reception takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., June. 11, 2022 at the museum.

See ya there!