On View
Apr 4, 2008–Jul 27, 2008

This exhibition examined the responses of Latina/Latino artists to the natural and built environment.

These six, largely Chicago-based artists explored the theme of landscapes through mixed and new narrative media installations, as well as through more traditional means of drawing, painting, and sculpture. Their works addressed the memories or imaginings of a tropical forest, the suburbs, and the density of urban-scapes, as well as the artists' own self-identities or understandings of the Latin presence in the United States.

Exhibition programming

April 14
4 pm: IPRH/KAM Panel Discussion
"Landscapes and Identity in Latina/Latino Arts," a discussion featuring U of I faculty members

Guest Curator: Judith Hoos Fox 
Research Assistance: Oscar E. Vázquez and David Orta