Opening Reception: Ñ
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Diego Rivera Gallery
800 Chestnut Street

Ñ is a group show co-curated by Cristina Velázquez and Bertha Rodríguez featuring painting, photography, video, installation, and performances by Greta Anderson, Juan Pablo Ayala, Rafael Bustillos, Natalie Falero, Mafer Hernández, Alberto Mayer, Miguel Novelo, Priscilla Soruco, Ana Sophia Tristán, and Cristina Velázquez.

Español, a Romance language descended from the linguistic evolution of vulgar Latin and the second most spoken language in the United States, is the inspiration for the artists participating in this show, whom are responding to their first language, using art as other form of communication. Through a collection of individual artwork of diverse media, this exhibition shows the relationship that each artist has with Spanish and also evidences the influence that this romantic language has on each individual work.

Letter Ñ is the identity of the Spanish and, in some way, is a differential sign that can be seen as an indicative of otherness in relation the global hegemony of English. Without the letter Ñ Spanish speakers would not be able to communicate effectively.

Ana Sophia Tristán, Balanceando en la Dualidad, acrylic on canvas, 2017.