Kenturah Davis and Felipe Baeza in Conversation

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

5:00 PM*

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Join Oxy Arts for a conversation between In Plain Sight artist Felipe Baeza and artist and Oxy Professor Kenturah Davis.
Thurs. Nov 12, 5pm PST

Registration Link: https://occidental.zoom.us/web...

Baeza and Davis met and formed a friendship while MFA students in the Yale School of Art program. Now, 4 years later, they come together in conversation to discuss the parallels between their work today and when they first met, the intersections and interpretations of legibility and visibility in their respective practices, and the context of their work as artists in our current uncertain cultural and political climate.

Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Felipe Baeza incorporates painting and printmaking to examine how memory, migration, and displacement work to create a state of hybridity and fugitivity. Baeza’s art practice aims to imagine structures and possibilities for the self-emancipation of the fugitive body that lives in and is persistently subjected to hostile conditions. Baeza's work, Cajuela de sueños, is featured as part of the WE LIVE! Memories of Resistance exhibition.

Kenturah Davis is an artist working between Los Angeles and Accra (Ghana). Her work oscillates between various facets of portraiture and design. Using text as a point of departure, she explores the fundamental role that language has in shaping how we understand ourselves and the world around us. This manifests in a variety of forms including drawings, textiles, sculpture and performances. Davis was commissioned by LA Metro to create large-scale, site-specific work that will be permanently installed on the new Crenshaw/LAX rail line, opening in 2020.

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