Views of the U.S./ Mexican Border
September 24 – November 2, 2002
Public Reception with live DJ Monday, October 21 5:00 – 7:30pm at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

Julián Cardona, Ricardo Duffy, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Yvonne Venegas

Monday, October 21 8:00pm Artists’ panel discussion
moderator Josh Kun at the Porter Dining Hall


Ricardo DuffyRelated Event


Julián Cardona

Yvonne Venegas

LINES OF SIGHT: Views of the U.S./Mexican Border is a traveling exhibition featuring contemporary views of the border by artists from the United States and Mexico. Each artist is engaged with issues that address the cultural, economic and political shifts of the U.S./Mexican border and the extension of the border beyond its physical boundaries. Photographer Julián Cardona has set his sights on his childhood home of Juárez, a city that along with El Paso forms the largest border community anywhere in the world. Ricardo Duffy is a self-described activist who traces his roots from Aztec lands to East Los Angeles, and investigates notions of custom, language, and faith in his paintings and prints. Rubén Ortiz Torres is known for his diverse and provocative projects in film and photography; he has created "hybrid" sculptures, culled from his many border crossings. Photographer Yvonne Venegas’ ongoing project involves documenting the so-called fairytale lives of her childhood friends in Tijuana. UC Riverside faculty member, Josh Kun conceived and archived an audio tour of the transnational soundscapes of the U.S./Mexican Border for this exhibition.
Rubén Ortiz Torres

Related Event:
Rubén Martinez:
Songs from the Borderline

Friday, October 18, 8PM @ Henry J. Mello Center
Saturday, October 19, 8PM @ UCSC Theater Arts Mainstage
For ticket information, contact UCSC Arts & Lectures Series
(831) 459-2159