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Pablo Pueblo 2016
by Alex Perez
For Rubén Blades, Pablo Pueblo, and the songs to liberate two and a half continents.
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Art Department senior and Irwin Scholar Jairo Banuelos creates sculptures and performances which investigate how race and class identities prevent people from accessing certain privileges such as education, housing, and more.
Art Department senior Thomas Fallis is a San Diego native. He began drawing through the influence of his older brother, Ryan. In 2003, Thomas was introduced to Billy Martinez where he took lessons at Neko Press Studio for the next 6 years.
"My recent work expands on my previous theme of the body relationship to individual and private and personal objects. And now, extending into exploration - the movement of the body in space, and the time continuum that refers to migration, globablization, transportation, and mobility."
Art Department senior Erick Medel writes, "I re-present physical manifestations of class structures at the intersection of photography and sculpture. My work deals in constructions of normativity, and their role in repression today.
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"I started with the issue of the way in which individuals have a sort of disconnect from the larger systems that we vote, and the way that we have these big systems...
Rachel Smith is a junior in the UCSC Art Department. About the first in the "How Many Syrians?" series, she writes, "This piece surrounds the death of Aylan Kurdi. The day he died, his father lost two sons and his wife and vowed to return to bury his family and live by their graves.