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Alida Cervantes in conversation with Adriana Zavala at Mills Gallery

  • Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts 551 Tremont Street Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)

Join us for a conversation between artist Alida Cervantes and art historian Adriana Zavala on the occasion of the opening of Cervantes' first solo East Coast exhibition, "Alida Cervantes: Majas, cambujas y virreinacas", curated by Candice Ivy, presented in conjunction with Wellesley College's Alice Cole Fellowship, on view at Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, April 14-June 25, 2017.  Opening reception follows, 6-8pm.

Alida Cervantes' work conflates Mexico’s racially and socially charged colonial past with its
complex present. She explores the hierarchies that determine social life on the level of intimate relationships, while also engaging broad stages of history and politics. Drawing on her experience crossing the border daily from San Diego to work in her studio in Tijuana, Mexico, Cervantes’ work is characterized by a heightened awareness of the struggles that determine power relations across race, class, gender and even species. Her paintings evoke narratives of sex and love situated in the past as a physical and psychological space confronting the very present struggles within race, gender politics and colonial aftermath.