Rituals of Labor and Engagement: Carolina Caycedo and Mario Ybarra Jr.

Nov. 10, 2018Feb. 25, 2019
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing

For the third year of its contemporary arts initiative, /five, The Huntington partnered with the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College and invited LA artists Carolina Caycedo and Mario Ybarra Jr. to create new works in response to the institution’s library, art, and botanical collections. Their theme was the concept of Identity. “Rituals of Labor and Engagement” showcases these new works, which focus on bodies of color and forms of ritual. The exhibition features a video installation produced by Caycedo that reconceptualizes iconic Huntington spaces through Afro-Latino and indigenous spiritual practices and dance as well as 24 prints and drawings by Ybarra that bridge past and present through technique and subject matter, mixing his own iconography with imagery drawn from medieval and Renaissance works in The Huntington’s collections.

Generous support for this exhibition is provided by Terri and Jerry Kohl and family, the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, and the WHH Foundation.

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