THE JCCSF ANNOUNCES
ARTISTS RESPOND TO THE U.S./MEXICO BORDER
A CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION
Open April 22–September, 23, 2019
Reception on Thursday, April 25 | 6–8 P.M.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The JCCSF announced today the opening of LA FRONTERA: Artists Respond to the U.S./Mexico Border, a new exhibition in the Katz Snyder Gallery, April 22—September 23, 2019. LA FRONTERA will showcase the work of contemporary artists that explore themes of immigration, migration, detainment, and asylum. To accompany the exhibition, the JCCSF will offer a robust schedule of public programs, including gallery tours and talks. On Thursday, April 25, 6–8 p.m., the JCCSF will host a free, public reception for the exhibition featuring a meet-and-greet with the artists, as well as refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. The Katz Snyder Gallery at the JCCSF is open to the public. For additional information, please visit jccsf.org/arts-ideas/gallery-collections-current-exhibits/.
Despite historic political attempts to divide people, artists have been consistent drivers of innovation and creativity to solve border issues and propose solutions revolving around this highly-charged subject matter. LA FRONTERA will reflect on global turmoil, migration, and border issues, while offering fresh viewpoints on human rights.
Curated by David J. de la Torre, LA FRONTERA features over 60 artworks from 36 diverse artists from the United States and Mexico, from engaging contemporary art and media art to artifacts of migration and asylum stories. The exhibition is made possible by 19 lenders including the Consejo Grafico Nacional, Victor Cartagena, Juan R. Fuentes, and Matt Gonzalez.
Says David J. de la Torre, “It is our hope that LA FRONTERA: ARTISTS RESPOND TO THE US/MEXICO BORDER will afford opportunity for further understanding and meaningful interchange on this critical crisis, while contributing to the ongoing community and international dialogue.”
“The JCCSF provides a platform for conversations around complex issues facing our society today,” adds Marci Glazer, CEO of the JCCSF, “As the matters around borders and migration grow more urgent every day, we invite the community to experience this important issue through the LA FRONTERA exhibition.”
The Katz Snyder Gallery is located on the second floor of the JCCSF and is free to the public, open Monday–Thursday from 8 a.m.–10 p.m. and Friday–Sunday from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. For additional information, please visit jccsf.org/arts-ideas/gallery-collections-current-exhibits/.