San Marcos,
25
April
2014
|
06:14 PM
America/Los_Angeles

More Than a Fence: Photography and Stories from the Border

Media Advisory by Margaret Chantung

The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Art Gallery is pleased to present More Than a Fence: Photography and Stories from the Border inspired by images taken by CSUSM Assistant Professor Kendra Rivera and her son, CJ Rivera, while she was conducting ethnographic research with U.S. Border Patrol Agents. More Than a Fence will open Friday, Apr. 25 and run through Saturday, May 31, 2014.

Exploring the symbolic and experienced impact of the Mexico-U.S. border, the images on exhibit have been created to engage the audience by questioning the meanings of the borderlands and immigration.

Contributing photographer Maria Teresa Fernandez’s work has documented the history of the border in San Diego/Tijuana for over a decade. Contributing artist Pamela Calore is a documentary photographer who serves as outreach coordinator for Border Angels/Angeles de la Frontera, a non-profit organization supporting humanitarian work along the Mexico/US border.

The CSUSM Art Gallery, located at 1080 W. San Marcos Blvd., offers free admission to the public and is open Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. and by appointment. An artist reception will be held on Sunday, May 4 from noon to 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Marilyn Huerta at 760-750-8889.

What: More Than a Fence: Photography and Stories from the Border an exhibition of art that questions the meanings of the borderlands and immigration.

When: Friday, Apr. 25 – Saturday, May 31, 2014. An artist reception will be held on Sunday, May 4 from noon to 2 p.m.

The gallery has free admission and is open Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 to 8 pm and by appointment by calling (760) 750-8572..

Where: CSUSM Art Gallery, Old California Restaurant Row, 1080 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos – in the Village Shops area.