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The Colored Bone China

Opening Reception: October 3rd, 5 - 7pm

The Herter Art Gallery is pleased to present The Colored Bone China, an exhibition of new work by faculty member, Juana Valdés. A professor in the Department of Art, Valdés uses printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and site-specific installations, to explore issues of race, transnationalism, gender, labor, and class. Functioning as an archive, Valdés’s work analyzes and decodes experiences of migration as a person of Afro Caribbean heritage. It evokes migration as a complex process that involves both the home space of the diasporic community as well as their new homeland. With this nuanced approach, she examines the post-colonial history of the Americas and the current representation of Latinos, Caribbeans, Blacks, and what constitutes as “the other” in mainstream America.




Procheta Olson