La Migra (Border Patrol)
19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (49.5 x 39.4 cm)
Serie Project, Austin, TX,
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Purchased with funds provided by the Art Angels
Label from Border Crossings: Immigration in Contemporary Prints, La Salle University Art Museum, March 16 - June 9, 2016:
This screen print was based on photographs from the project Cultural Refractions: Border Life en la tierra de nadie (“In No Man’s Land”). The work focuses on the merging of modernity with tradition along the U.S.-Mexico border; it contrasts the North and the South; it establishes a visual dialectic between the two banks of the Rio Grande that narrates the coexistence and contrast of order and chaos, progress and its discontinuity; showing some ambiguities of our modern society.
— Byron Brauchli
The U.S.-Mexico border is an open wound where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds. And before a scab forms bleeds again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country – a border culture.
— Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera:
The New Mestiza, 1987
There are so many borders that divide people, but for every border there is also a bridge.
— Gina Valdés, Puentes y Fronteras/
Bridges and Borders, 1996