This group curated exhibition is an introspective examination of what it is to be American through the lens of Latinx individuals with dual identities. This exhibition is an introspective examination of what it is to be American through the lens of Latinx individuals with dual identities. The artists in this show utilize various visual languages to convey a portion of their identities.
work examines contemporary mysticism by creating homemade altars that focus on empowerment and spirituality practices outside of the Catholic church. Häsler Gomez
uses a minimalist approach to discuss gender, labor, and the immigrant experience, utilizing objects from home/road construction to illustrate his experience as an undocumented Latino man. Josh T. Franco,
an artist and art historian, employs the tradition of scriptoria to create environments for contemplation by reproducing and reinterpreting inherited visual and written language. Margaret Perez's
drawings function as a visual language to convey the injustices and uncertainties this year as brought to our society's forefront. Lauren Cardenas
utilizes the archive as a tool to communicate a narrative about bifurcated identity, using printmaking as the visual language to express this concept. Collectively, the work in Pocho examines how one finds a sense of self in a country that is actively trying to expel, "Other," and marginalize you.