Artist Eduardo L Rivera:
131: Scenes from Home
A photographic exhibition depicting Latino life in the American Southwest
Exhibition | April 2 – April 30 | Bancroft Art Gallery
Artist Talk & Reception
April 30, 2018 | 10 AM | Bancroft Upper School Rice Room
The Visual Arts Department at Bancroft is pleased to present Eduardo L Rivera’s photographic series of archival pigment prints — 131: Scenes From Home. This body of work depicts the complexities of Latino life in the American Southwest. Please join us for the Artist’s Talk and Reception on the final date of the exhibition, Monday, April 30, 2018, at Bancroft School. Free and open to the public. Visitors must sign in at the Main Office.
131 has been my grandparents’ address since they immigrated from Mexico to the United States in the late 1960s. My mother and seven of her siblings settled in South Phoenix where I would later be raised in a public housing complex. My mother moved us north of the city after drugs and violence became prominent in this part of town. Ten years later I returned to my childhood home to explore a portion of my past that felt displaced. An overwhelming sensation of longing for the familial and familiar led to photographs of people and landscapes near my grandparents’ home. What began as a simple means of investigation developed into a series that evokes notions of identity and depicts the complexities of Latino life in this portion of the American Southwest.
— Eduardo L Rivera, April 2018
Past Exhibitions 2017-18
Thirty Years of Drawing Into Print
November 17 – December 15, 2017
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