‘Trabaj/ho’ to showcase works of Filipino and Latino artists
OXNARD, California – Carnegie Art Museum Studio Gallery presents Trabaj/ho an “exhibition highlighting the shared experiences, history, and struggles between Filipinx and Latinx communities” on Oct. 3 to Nov. 16 at 329 N. Fifth Street, Oxnard.
Trabajo and Trabaho both mean “work” in Spanish and Filipino respectively. This crossover of language is a result of each culture’s history of Spanish colonization. ‘Trabaj/ho’ aims to highlight “how contemporary artists of Latinx and Filipinx descent are unpacking many shared residual influences from Spanish colonization and what these common experiences mean to them in their contemporary lives in America.”
The exhibition features various media—from sculpture to site specific installation. The range of media mirrors the diversity of experiences of each of the 12 chosen artists. The artists featured are: Jackie Amézquita; Jaime Bailon; Rosalee Bernabe; Aaron Dadacay; Anna Liza De Leon Evangelista; Matt Manalo; Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza; Manny Orozco; Gladys Rodriguez; Olguin Tapia; Jennelyn Tumalad; Maria Villote.
The exhibition was curated by Jennelyn Tumalad and will open during the first two weeks of October while Filipino American History Month and Latino Heritage Month overlap.
Admission to all programs are free with suggested donation. There will be an opening reception on Oct. 3 at 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
For more information on Trabaj/ho or upcoming CAM Studio Gallery exhibitions and events, visit https://www.carnegieam.org/cam-studio-gallery