Please join us for an evening of dialogue between exhibiting artist, Dougie Padilla and Karen Mary Davalos this Thursday at 7pm. Free and open to the public
The conversation will delve into a number of areas including the narrative of being a “self-taught” artist, Padilla’s process in art making, both internally as well as physically and the role spirituality has in Padilla’s life and in what manner that is reflected in or informs his art making.
Directing the conversation will be Karen Mary Davalos, Professor of Chicano and Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Davalos has published four books on Chicana/o art, including Chicana/o Remix: Art and Errata since the Sixties (NYU Press 2017).
Her research and teaching interests in Chicana feminist scholarship, spirituality, art, exhibition practices, and oral history are reflected in her book, Yolanda M. López (the recipient of two book awards). She is the only scholar to have written two books on Chicanx museums.
She was a contributor to “L.A. Xicano”, which produced six Chicana/o art exhibitions as a part of the Getty Foundation “Pacific Standard Time” series in Los Angeles.
Since 2012, she has served on the Board of Directors of Self Help Graphics, the oldest Chicana/o - Latina/o arts organization in Southern California. In 2012 she received the President’s Award for Art and Activism from the Women’s Caucus for Art.