Pável Acevedo: Oaxacalifornia and Macha Suzuki: Rainbow Apocalypse

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga Ca 91737

Please note, due to renovations of the museum building, our fall programming is on view in alternative locations on the Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga campus. See the exhibition descriptions for locations.

The Center for the Arts Building (CAA) on the Rancho Cucamonga campus is open during the college’s regular schedule of classes, Monday-Friday, 730am-10pm and Saturday from 9am-noon. The building is closed on Sundays and college holidays. Both the CAA lobby gallery and the 2nd floor elevator vestibule are located in the CAA Building.

Pável Acevedo: Oaxacalifornia
August 14 – December 15
CAA Building, 2nd floor elevator vestibule

Macha Suzuki: Rainbow Apocalypse
September 5- December 15
CAA Building, lobby gallery

Public Reception
September 20 from 4-6pm

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art are pleased to present
Pável Acevedo: Oaxacalifornia and Macha Suzuki: Rainbow Apocalypse.

In Oaxacalifornia, Pável Acevedo mines imagery that explores personal relationships, symbols of migration/immigration and borders, and the duality many immigrants contend with after leaving their homeland for a new nation. Like Acevedo, recent arrivals to the United States often feel that they reside in an inconclusive state between families and between lands, bound by invisible and visible borders. Acevedo humanizes the subjects of his work while exploring his own duality as a citizen of two worlds. Evidence of his education and background in printmaking are incorporated into Oaxacalifornia, resulting in a deeply layered narrative.

Macha Suzuki first came up with the phrase Rainbow Apocalypse in 2012 for an exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum. The dates for the exhibition spanned the proclaimed “end-of-the-world” date of the Mayan calendar. The thought that the end date of the exhibition was after the end of the world amused Suzuki, so it became the working title of the exhibition and subsequent projects. For Suzuki, the rainbow signifies peace and hope in his artwork because the end will bring forth a new beginning.

All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Park in the North Parking Lot (R4). Permits can be purchased at machines located in the lot. Parking is $1 for one hour or $4 for all day.

Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
Chaffey College
5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737


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