In July of last year, Artist Yolanda Lopez, her former husband and artist René Yañez and their son, artist Rio Yañez, got a letter notifying them that they were being evicted from the duplex where they had lived for more than three decades on San Jose Avenue.
Their ages and illnesses – René Yañez and his partner Cynthia Wallis are suffering from terminal cancers – gave them a year to find a new place. Rio Yañez, 33, said he is now living in Oakland, but moving is more difficult for his parents who are trying to fight the eviction.
For this show, Lopez worked with lawyer and author Adriana Camarena to turn into art the onslaught of documents that ensued with the eviction process.
It is part of a wonderful show at the Mission Cultural Center, Sólo Mujeres: HOME: inside out that will be up until April 18th.
Also showing in upstairs gallery is the exhibit “Women that Byte,” a series of prints that address activism and resistance. Both are part of today’s self-guided Mission Tour. The reception at the Mission Cultural Center will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. but the show will be open all day.
SEE THE MAP for the tour here or below.