La Virgen del Sacrificio

Photo by Elvira Castillo By Elvira Castillo My installation focuses on the exploration of memory through the experience of a brown, first-generation, Bolivian American woman. While honoring the women that came before me, along with their struggles, sacrifice, and successes, I navigate through the disconnection I felt throughout my childhood and young adult life.  By reflecting on…… Continue reading La Virgen del Sacrificio

The World We Constructed

Photo by Emma Tolliver By Emma Tolliver My piece, a mixed-media piece utilizing photography, wood, vinyl fabric, gouache paint, zip-ties, and yarn, is about my identity as the daughter of immigrants. When my 할아버지 (romanization: harabeoji, Korean for “Grandpa”) immigrated to the United States, he was fleeing a traumatic situation. He built a koi pond…… Continue reading The World We Constructed

Postcards from My Longing

Photo by Aiden Nelson By Aiden Nelson Inspired by old-school postcards, I painted on photographs from trips to my family’s cabin in New Hampshire. Summer has always been such a sad season for me, full of loneliness and nostalgia. These photos are an attempt to capture the feeling of longing — wishing you were somewhere…… Continue reading Postcards from My Longing

Chicano Art, Creative Risks, and the Unusual: An Interview with Artist Daisy Sanchez

Photo by Daisy Sanchez By Mariela Rivera Daisy Sanchez is an artist from Las Vegas. This summer she had her first solo show at ASAP, short for Available Space Art Projects, an experimental art space in The Historic Commercial Center District. Her most recent work is an introspection into her cultural identity. Her Chicano art gives…… Continue reading Chicano Art, Creative Risks, and the Unusual: An Interview with Artist Daisy Sanchez

That Picnic Scene

Photo by Eva Vitkute By Eva Vitkute The moment you realize you should turn and run away, but the sun’s too bright, the grass too green and the breeze too cool. Naivety and fear meet soft touches and hopeful eyes. This is more than just a meeting, more than a date. Something more. Quotes from:…… Continue reading That Picnic Scene

Parasitic Blain

Photo by Megan Du By Megan Du One day I had a strange dream in which I was watering my garden and suddenly the spikes of a plant pierced my skin and made my leg start to bleed. I went to the hospital to have the swollen and painful blain examined, but the doctor was…… Continue reading Parasitic Blain

Nurturing Your Roots: My Visit to the Nuwu Art Gallery

Photo by Lauren Dominguez By Lauren Dominguez As someone who is of mixed race, it’s always such a shock to be labeled as one side and to have the other completely disregarded. I’ve always lived within those black and white areas. My father is Mexican and my mother is various percentages of Western European. I’ve…… Continue reading Nurturing Your Roots: My Visit to the Nuwu Art Gallery

Magnetic Closeness

Photo by Daeja Sutherland By Daeja Sutherland Lust is such a weird concept to me because I feel it so rarely, and when I do I get so uncomfortable that I find myself running from it. In this piece I wanted to display the discomfort and magnetic closeness to the person/thing that comes with lust…… Continue reading Magnetic Closeness