This latest exhibit in Art Produce Gallery has received abundant media coverage. Links to each article below.
Excerpt from Voice of San Diego
Culture Report: Beauty and the Border
by Alex Zaragoza
The art installation, performance and lecture series was organized by the Feminist Image Group (FIG) and Tijuana’s Distrito Diez Gallery. A fence will divide the event space, forcing visitors to cross to each side to view works by Tijuana and San Diego art makers. Among the artists involved are Anna Stump, Bhavna Mehta, Lourdes Huerta and Panca.
“What happens – to me at least –is that the aggravation of crossing the border takes away too much time and energy,” said participating Tijuana artist Jill Marie Holslin. “At the end of the day, I have little energy left to collaborate with other artists, and much less, any desire to return to that place – the border crossing – that makes me feel so angry and frustrated.
“I think that what’s important about our show is something very simple – cultural exchange between our sister cities – but a simple thing that is made difficult by the clumsy border infrastructure. We will be bringing art and artists from Tijuana to San Diego, showing San Diego audiences the way Tijuana artists are engaging with the border context.”
"The Fence/La Barda" in the Union Tribune. Click to read.
"The Fence/La Barda" in Voice of San Diego. Click to read.
"The Fence/La Barda" in stmedia.net. Click to read.
"The Fence/La Barda" in Which Way, LA. Click to read.
"The Fence/La Barda" in San Diego City Beat. Click to read.
Exhibit runs through October 25th.