José Torres-Tama: We Are Human / Somos Humanos Photo Retablos
December 10, 2015 – January 9, 2016
Opening: Saturday, Dec 12, 6-9pm
“We Are Human / Somos Humanos” is composed of photo assemblages or Retablos, and the series documents the post-Katrina public demonstrations of Latino immigrant workers in defense of their human rights. The assemblages are created from discarded wooden drawers found on the streets post-Katrina, and the drawers are transformed into shadowbox altars that house the archival photo images. A second-hand clock is placed at various points of each photo image, and it represents the beating heart of immigrant men, women and children working in the shadows of the U.S. empire.