Opening Reception: FOOTWORK
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Diego Rivera Gallery
800 Chestnut Street

On view Oct 15–21

Curated by Bertha Rodriguez
Featuring artists Kate Laster and Sherwin Rio

Opening reception: Tuesday, October 17 from 5–7pm, Artist talks at 5:30pm

The longest fights can be slow waltzes with ourselves—shadow boxing in a fight you can never leave. Footwork employs languages of fight and movement to represent a match-up of selfhood. Kate Laster’s relief works draw from the negative and positive discord between her Jewish culture and rural Alaskan upbringing, while Sherwin Rio’s sculptural works explore the space between his Filipino and American cultures. While a term for the integrality of the feet during a fight, Footwork also references the ways by which we navigate the rocky terrains of belonging.

Courtesy of the artists.