Linda Vallejo: Selections from the Make ‘Em All Mexican, The Brown Dot Project, and The Brown Oscars
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
September 14—October 29, 2016
Over 40 works from the Make ‘Em All Mexican and The Brown Dot Project will be featured in a solo exhibition at Texas A & M Reynolds Gallery curated by Mary Compton, the Visual Arts Committee students, and the College of Architecture and Department of Visualization faculty.
The Memorial Student Center Visual Arts Committee is proud to be present Linda Vallejo: Selections from the Make ‘Em All Mexican, The Brown Dot Project, and The Brown Oscars. In her series Make ‘Em All Mexican, Vallejo uses repurposed iconic figurines, images, and artifacts from pop culture and redefines them through her own experience as a Chicana artist. These works evoke intense conversation about how race, color, and class define our understanding and identification of culture. Vallejo’s series The Brown Dot Project articulates the national representation of Latinos in the works force by conceptualizing US data into brown dots on paper. Each “Brown Dot” piece forms an image that represents where Latinos are employed collectively across the United States. The exhibit includes works from the recent Brown Oscars, in this suite Vallejo draws attention to the lack of diversity in one of the nation’s largest industries. Together the Make ‘Em All Mexican, The Brown Dot Project, and The Brown Oscars provide an intentionally challenging yet playful depiction of what it means to be Latino-American.
Meet the artist who’s turning all the white Oscar winners brown, Fusion, by Jorge Rivas, February 20, 2016
Linda Vallejo Brownwashed Past Oscar Winners In ‘Make ‘Em All Mexican’ Collection, Remezcla, by Andrew S. Vargas, February 19, 2016