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Galería de la Raza: In the Name Of (opening reception)
February 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for the official opening reception of In The Name Of…? showcasing new work by local SF visual artist and organizer Gabriela Alemán known by her online moniker as Smug Morenita. Gabriela Alemán is an illustrator, visual artist, writer and organizer born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District. Resonating with the aesthetic of comics and pop art, her work consists of boldly colored graphics that highlight Latinx subjects and cultural iconography not found in most mainstream or Latinx art. She does illustration part-time and creates work for print, websites, and social media. Self-taught, she began drawing and experimenting with different materials and mediums as a means to explore her experiences as a first-generation, queer, child of Central American immigrants. Her subjects range from folklore dancers to reimagined cultural iconography. Alemán is devoted to using the rich colors of her community and her lens as a Latinx creative to bring visibility to the Central American diaspora. Soft opening featuring Border Angels Bay Area discussion panel: February 5, 2020 6:30 – 9:00 PM