Multimedia Exhibition Runs from February 15 - April 6
(Santa Ana, CA) - For over forty years, Santa Ana College (SAC) Art Department has showcased diverse achievements of artists far and wide. Up next is a timely multimedia exhibition, “Invisible: Minds of the Contemporary” beginning Wednesday, February 15 at the SAC Main Gallery in SAC’s Fine Arts Building C.
An opening reception celebrating the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, February 15 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show will run from February 15 through April 6. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. and Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m.
"Invisible: Minds of the Contemporary" highlights the photography, painting and videos of William Camargo, Mayte Escobar, Michael Farrel, Rachael Garner, D. Hill, Jamaal H. Tolbert and Adam Wold.
Camargo, an Anaheim native, currently resides in Chicago. His solo exhibits have included “Urban Education” at USC’s Department of Education and “Photographs from the Happiest City on Earth” at EXIT Gallery in Fullerton. Informed by his parent’s immigration from Mexico in the early 80s, Camargo explores immigration, identity, and culture of the people he meets and is close to, through the medium of portrait photography and urban landscapes.
Escobar, a first generation born Mexican American, is currently working towards her MFA at CSU San Bernardino. She has exhibited work throughout Southern California and Mexico. She has worked with photography since the age of five and became increasingly active in black and white film and digital photography during her teen years. Recently, she has focused on her Mexican American identity and the process of intentionally breaking it apart through the lens of history, experience, and the Mexico-United States Border. Her work includes silver gelatin prints, inkjet prints, documented performances, video, installation, ceramics, and mixed media.
Farrel earned his photography certificate at SAC and returned to assist with the historical research and printing of this exhibition.
Garner, a second-year student and photojournalist at UC Berkeley, won first place for the best photo essay in the California College Media Association. She is the photo editor for The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley’s student newspaper. Her photos range from college sports to riveting images from the Oakland Black Lives Matter protest in December 2014.
A multi-discipline artist whose work focuses on social, political, and cultural issues, Tolbert uses video, sculpture, and painting to investigate the African Diaspora and trans-Atlantic memory and their effects on American social structure. According to the artist, his work challenges viewers to consider difficult questions and participate in meaningful conversations.
Hill received his MFA in Creative Photography at CSU Fullerton. As an interdisciplinary artist, his work surveys identity through cultural and/or gender lens. His work has been exhibited at venues such as Lift Gallery (Greensboro, North Carolina), Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Ana, CA), 57 Underground and dA Center for the Arts (Pomona, CA), City of Brea Art Gallery (Brea, CA), and LA Phantom Galleries (Long Beach, CA). He lives and works in Orange County, California. According to the artist, his work purposefully sets up a political framework for conversations dealing with race, gender, class and sexuality.
Wold is a freelance photographer born and raised in Minnesota who is now based out of San Francisco. He has documented the Black Lives Matter movement since 2015. According to the photographer, his photos follow some of these demonstrations, in an attempt to not only document what occurred but to also invite the viewer to think more critically about the motivations of the protesters involved.
The showcase is co-curated by SAC Art Department Chair Phil Marquez and guest curator D. Hill. "This is a multimedia exhibition concentrating on the recent, current events and various tensions throughout minority groups," said Marquez. "It's a fresh show, dealing with issues and a subject matter that college students can truly relate to."
For more information about “Invisible: Minds of the Contemporary” contact the SAC Art Gallery by phone at (714) 564-5615 or visit www.sac.edu/art.
About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.
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