Latina/o Studies Program launched a Silent Art Auction with proceeds to support the Cornell Dream Team and Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County. The works of art were donated by Kevin Cruz ’18, American Studies/Fine Arts major with a minor in Latina/o Studies. The auction will be open throughout Latino Heritage Month and closes on October 15, 2017. Original art work available to view in Latina/o Studies, 4th Floor Rockefeller Hall, Monday – Friday 9 – 3.
- Bids begin at $75 for Mr. 213 (actual size 28 x 20)
- Bids begin at $50 for Prey/Predator series (actual size 22 x 28)
"The Predator/Prey series are a visual exploration of the wave of gentrification occurring in my community of Koreatown, Los Angeles, California. In the works, I juxtapose in-process or completed structures of urban renewal with community businesses. In doing so, I attempt to visualize one of the ways in which gentrification happens on the urban landscape. The series of prints depict the jarring contrast in the urban landscape between urban development structures and community owned business, with the hope that the viewer begins to asks what the connection between the two is. Furthermore, the work hopefully begins to question the mainstream understanding of “urban renewal” in the hopes that others can be begin to see its harmful effects on the community."