Library Exhibitions

Rotating exhibitions drawn from CSRC collections are on display inside the library and in the vitrine near the front entrance. All exhibitions are free to the public and viewable during regular library hours, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Selections from Star Montana: Tear Drops and Three Dots

Curated by Emily Butts

August 22 - October 28, 2016
In the library and vitrine
 
 
Exposing states of sensitivity, loss, and salvation, Star Montana reassembles her family history through the layering of different emotions associated with poverty, the loss of her mother, and socioeconomic struggles that are not only personal but also regionally and nationally applicable. Her candid archive captures an acute sense of time and timelessness, deep heartbreak and loss. Although vulnerable and intimate, her portraits find strength in the commonality of difficult—and often unspoken—narratives.

 

About the artist: Star Montana is a photo-based artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, and Brooklyn, NY.  She was born and raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles, which is predominantly Mexican American and serves as the backdrop to much of her work.  Montana received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2013. In 2012, she worked at the CSRC as part of the Getty Multicultural Internship Program.

Image:  Saint Louise Ascends, 2011, inkjet print

Previous CSRC Library Exhibitions

Sal Castro: Legacy of a Teacher (October 15 - December 13, 2013)
Chican@s (re)Imagining Zapata (April 15 - May 10, 2013)
Ramiro Gomez: Luxury, Interrupted (February 4 – April 8, 2013)
Alex Donis: Floating World (November 13, 2012 – January 21, 2013)
Dichos: The David Damian Figueroa Collection (September 19 - October 30, 2012)
La Cocina (April 2 - August 15, 2012)
Mural Remix: Sandra de la Loza (February 6 - June 1, 2012)

Gronk: Paper Napkins (January 5 - March 23, 2012)

Chican@s Collect: The Durón Family Collection (September 22 - December 9, 2011)

Rubén Salazar & the Chicano Moratorium (July - August 2011)

LGBT & Mujeres Initiative (May – June 2011)
Cesar E. Chavez (March 31 - April 2011)