Enter the new Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building at Santa Clara University and one is immediately confronted with "Feral Fence", a Trumpian-inspired, monstrous, twisting armature with razor wire. Through this border wall, visitors gain access to powerful, multi-media works: horrific and impactful, hopeful and reverential, abstract and emphatic, poetic and conceptual, with a call for reflection and action. The exhibition "Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration" by the curatorial team Gutfreund Cornett Art and their group of international artists, shed light on the personal and observed narratives surrounding the struggles of flight, immigration, assimilation, deportation, and the perception of being “other" in American society. The works acknowledge the dignity, dreams and sacrifices of these people and reflect on where we are going, individually and as community with shared desires for hope and home.
Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration, opens to the public January 8 - April 6, 2018 at Santa Clara University, Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building Gallery, Santa Clara, California. Community Conversation with the Artists is Friday, February 2, 2018, 4-5 p.m. and the Artist/Gallery Reception is Friday, February 2, 2018, 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.