Selections from the Segura Arts Studio
Reception: Saturday, August 17, 2013 | 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Featuring the work of established and emerging minority artists, Black and White and Color reflects the mission of the Segura Arts Studio. Founded by Tamarind Master Printer Joe Segura and formerly known as the Segura Publishing Company, the Studio has a 30-year history of collaborating with underrepresented artists—with a particular interest in Hispanic art—fostering relationships, producing original works of art and guiding artists into the mainstream art community.
Combining traditional processes and nineteenth century photographic techniques, the Studio strives to dispel outdated and culturally-biased ideas of American life through themes of self-identity, immigration, acculturation and assimilation as addressed by minority artists.
Black and White and Color features works by Elizabeth Catlett, Enrique Chagoya, Sue Coe, Luis Jiménez, Philip Pearlstein, Andres Serrano, and Frances Whitehead, among others.
Segura Arts Studio is settling into its beautifully renovated new space in the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, just a few blocks west of the Museum, and the SBMA is extending their introduction to the community with this exhibition. Work is commercially available through the Studio, consistent with its mission to make the work of important artists accessible to the market and influential collections.