Sat. October 24, 2015 / 4-7pm
The CSUN Art Galleries are pleased to present “Sign Language,” a mixed media exhibition that brings together four artists from Southern California‘s Inland Empire, including the Coachella Valley and San Bernardino. The exhibition will consist of collaborative and independent works, as well as recent and new work by the four artists.
Thomas McGovern, a photographer, and Juan Delgado, a poet, are professors at California State University, San Bernardino; they work together collaboratively, merging photographs, objects, poetry, and prose that reflect shared sensibilities about the landscape of their home town and the immigrant experience.
Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez, aka “The Date Farmers” are multimedia artists who grew up in the Coachella Valley, not far from San Bernardino; they work both collaboratively and independently, making varied work influenced by Mexican street murals, hand-painted signs, and graffiti, and influenced by the social and political climates that affect blue-collar communities.
In addition to the installation, a small publication will accompany the exhibition and be available to the community. It will include a variety of images and poetry that expand on and highlight some of the works on display.
Photo credit: Thomas McGovern