Tanya Aguiñiga: The Uplifter Creating Bridges Across the Borderto
145 N. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
Free; Donations appreciated
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Armory Center for the Arts and its galleries will be closed until April 13.
Drawing from the lived experience of the US/Mexico border, Tanya Aguiñiga has developed an experimental approach to craft, using fiber, ceramics, hand-blown glass, and traditional techniques to generate conversations about and across political and cultural divides. Given the ongoing persecution of migrants along the border, and amid an increasingly polarized political climate, Aguiñiga’s Armory Center exhibition highlights her long-standing commitment to thoughtful and urgent dialogue on immigration politics, transnational identity, and community activism. Along with the Los Angeles debut of some of the artist’s most iconic works, including the bi-national border-epic AMBOS, this exhibition will also feature a site-specific commission that repurposes the Armory’s soaring ceilings as an immense, community-activated loom.
Join the Armory for an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, February 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The reception is free and open to everyone.