The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery

Carving Through Borders

March 23 - April 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 23, 2016


        D. J. Agana, Felipe Baeza, Emory Douglas, Rommy Enciso, Crystal Galindo &
            Anesti Vega, Chucha Marquez, Mazatl, Carol Montes, Oree Originol, Favianna Rodriguez,
            James Williams, Imin Yeh, , and Erin Yoshi

Carving Through Borders

Agana, Oakland, CA

The use of woodcuts activist and social justice work has its on historiography that shed light on the humanity of everyday people whose stories are too-often unseen and unheard.  In this tradition, the exhibition Carving Through Borders illustrates various aspects of migration—detention, deportation, displacement, discrimination—and also communities' resistance and resilience. The exhibition features the work of artists from across the US:

The portfolio of woodcuts was printed by master printers and students from Syracuse University at the Southern Graphics Council International Conference in 2014 in San Francisco, and    employed the traditional technique of printing using a steamroller to print on fabric.  In preparation for the
Galeria de la Raza exhibit in San Francisco experienced print and graphic artists provided mini-apprenticeships and socially-engaged mentorship to local immigrant youth and community members
who helped carve and produce a wood-cut billboard. These aspiring participants learned skills to incorporate into their own organizing and artistic practices.  


Is a group show of four New York artists who are immigrants from Russia, China, and Latin America.  Each artist has brought their special talents to the United States and here to SUNY Geneseo to share with their concerns. This exhibition was developed to co-inside with Carving Through Borders. The artists in this exhibit are: Alicia Astacio, Eva Davidova, Henry Kim and Jose Portas. Please join us in the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery and enjoy refreshments as you view the exhibits.

Exhibition Programming  (will be in the Gallery) during All-College Hour

Wed., March 30 at 2:30: To Teach the Irish a Lesson: Stereotype and Structural Inequalities in the Era of the Great Potato Famine, Joseph Cope, Prof. of History

Wed., April 13 at 2:30: Syrian Refusgees in Jordan and Turkey, Jun Okada, Assoc. Prof. of English and Film

Wed., April 20 at 2:30: Image of Chinese Immigrants: The Social and Political Construction of Race: 1860-1945, Kathleen Mapes, Assoc. Prof.

of History


Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Thursday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and
Friday - Saturday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.