Monterey Park, CA
Yreina D. Cervántez: Movements & Ofrendas surveys over forty years of the artist’s politically charged and spiritually informed practice, featuring more than fifty-five works in watercolor, acrylic, fine art prints and muralism. Throughout the trajectory of her career, Cervántez’s artistic and cultural work reveals historic intersections with social justice work in California, feminist and Latin American solidarity movements, the Chicano art movement, and the era of multiculturalism. Through intimate self-portraiture Cervántez frequently locates herself in a state of “nepantla,” navigating liminal states of being. Her imagery reflects carefully researched, rich visual languages to synthesize feminist theory, identity politics and activism into spiritual and cultural references that delicately weave the personal and political.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.