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“Hispanic Art and Latino Theology”

Lecture and exhibit prompt conversations on culture, symbolism

October 19, 2010

Guests gathered at CTU on Wednesday, October 13 for a lecture by Dr. David A. Sánchez entitled “Artistic Expression – Hispanic Art and Latino Theology.”  Sánchez, Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, is the author of From Patmos to the Barrio: The Subversion of Imperial Myths from the Book of Revelations to the Present.  His lecture explored traditional Latino imagery in the murals of East L.A. and its ties to Biblical and mythological imagery, as well as its cultural and political significance.  As a part of the presentation, visual artist Sergio Gomez created a large-scale charcoal drawing inspired by Sánchez’s exploration of art and theology. 

Following the lecture, guests assembled in the Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Art Gallery, where “Coram Deo,” a collection of Gomez’s work, is currently being exhibited.  During a brief statement, Gomez spoke about his upbringing in Mexico as inspiration, the use of his children and himself as models for the figures in his paintings, and the important of texture to his work.

“Coram Deo” will be open through January 5, 2011, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and weekends by appointment.  For more information, call (773) 371.5416. 

Curated by Janis Pozzi-Johnson.