Poetics of Place is an exhibition curated by Rachel Smith with the sponsorship of Walla Walla University Latinx Employees and in collaboration with Walla Walla University’s Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology and the Art Department in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Walla Walla University - Clyde & Mary Harris Gallery in the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center - https://www.wallawalla.edu/admissions/visit-wwu/campus-map/
September 17 - October 10
Reception: September 20 from 5-7pm
Place is a concept that can be seen, felt and comprehended in a variety of forms. How we relate to and formulate an experience of place deals with complex interactions between personal, political, and cultural histories. The way individuals and groups contextualize the idea of place is fluid and fabricated, but often feels or appears rigid and innate. Poetics of Place features the work of artists Richard Martinez, Juventino Aranda, Reinaldo Gil Zambrano, Jennifer Acevedo, Joel Gaytan, Davin Diaz, and Roberto C. Paquini. These artists, while diverse in practice, style, and subject matter, all draw from their experiences as latinx individuals to develop discourse around conflict, tension, and belonging.