La Frontera de Cristal
Oct 11, 2019
La Frontera de Cristal (October 11 – November 23, 2019), a timely exhibition about the U.S.-Mexico border featuring Griselda San Martin, Tom Kiefer, and Elliot Ross, curated by Samantha Johnston, Executive Director of CPAC. San Martin’s body of work, “The Wall,” documents Friendship Park, a stretch of the border where families meet to share intimate moments through the metal fence that separates them.
Tom Kiefer’s powerful and disturbing project, “El Sueno Americano,” documents collections of personal belongings, clothing, and food taken away from migrants at the U.S. detention center where Kiefer worked for 11 years. In “American Backyard,” Elliot Ross documents his journey with writer Genevieve Allison along a 2,000-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, capturing striking topographical images and portraiture of local residents. The exhibit will be accompanied by a public opening reception, artists’ talk, and panel discussion in partnership with Lighthouse Writers Workshop.