Lawndale Art Center

Opening Reception: Michael Menchaca and Saúl Hernández-Vargas

Friday, Sep. 20, 2019 – Friday, Sep. 20, 2019

06:00 PM – 08:00 PM


Michael Menchaca
The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex)
John M. O’Quinn Gallery

Michael Menchaca’s The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex) in John M. O’Quinn Gallery features site-specific wallpaper of his latest works on paper series, “The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex),” which seeks to visualize how the growing tech industry, largely based out of Silicon Valley, is infiltrating traditional Latino family customs in the U.S.

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Saúl Hernández-Vargas
Nothing Left of Us in the Wilderness (No queda nada para nosotros en la espesura)
Cecily E. Horton Gallery

In Nothing Left of Us in the Wilderness (No queda nada para nosotros en la espesura), Saúl Hernández-Vargas recalls familial intimacy and political resistance through his “Plates” series, which he created with distinct Oaxaca mud samples, and wax repurposed from his grandfather’s (Alfonso Vargas Sánchez) jewelry practice. In this exhibition, Hernández-Vargas engages a deeply interpersonal narrative that invites viewers to interrogate the Mexican State’s usage of pre-Hispanic jewels to promote a homogenous identity and, consequently, a unified political identity.

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