In collaboration with Para Los Niños and Self Help Graphics, the DAC Gallery is pleased to present “Mis Propios Espacios – My Own Spaces,” an exhibition examining issues of labor and transnational identity using oral storytelling, two-dimensional artworks and ephemera. An opening reception will be held September 10th from 6-9 PM. The works will be on view through October 29, 2015.

The effects of labor (both domestic and industrial) and transnationalism affect us all in profoundly and surprisingly discreet ways. Mis Propios Espacios approaches these issues by presenting viewers with stories shared by a small group of migrant women working with Para Los Niños, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization. The stories shared by this group of mothers, daughters, and sisters provide an entry point into these complex social issues, highlighting the human dimensionality at stake in regard to labor and the forming of identities and communities linked between borders.

The exhibition will also feature works by a number of artists represented and mentored by the Art Centers, a program of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation. The works presented by ECF will also address issues of community and labor, as seen through the lens of a uniquely abled group of artists.

Additionally, the exhibition will feature prints by Self Help Graphics, a pre-eminent center for Latino printmaking established in Los Angeles since 1973.

Collaborators: Miriam Castro, Leticia Correa, Maria Juan, Rosario Medina, Maricruz Manzo, Rosario Medina, Florinda Miguel, Gloria Miguel

Exhibiting artists: Victoria Delgadillo, Larry Dunbar, Gabby Gonzalez, Noel Vargas Hernandez, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Alma Lopez, Jussi Wayne.

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