St. Valentine: The Subversive
Curated by Kathy Gallegos
We think hearts and chocolate, but did you know Valentinus is a saint for being subversive? When the Roman Emperor issued a ban on marriage (because he wanted it easy to conscript single men to fight his wars), Valentinus, a humble priest, defied the government and fought the injustice by continuing to marry any couple that requested it. For this act of bravery, he was executed… and became St. Valentine. Ban on marriage? Love as political subversion? Government oppression of relationships? Is this 269 AD or now?
Albert Esquer, Amor Por Vida, Arturo Urista, Denise Seider Fernando Del Rosario, Gwen Freeman, Jaime Becker, Jonathan Baker, Juliana Rico, Lorraine Bubar, Louie Metz, Manuel Figuera, Martin Bustamante, Matthew Azpilicueta, Melissa Rodriguez, Noel Madrid, Penelope Figueroa, Richard Gomez, Riea Owens, Simone Gad, Sonia Marissa, SukiMoonPie, Tamara Tolkin, Victor Reyes.
Exhibition will be on view February 10, 2017 through March 3, 2018.