2023 Leathers Arts Lecture: Luis Alvaro Sahagun

Thursday, October 5, 2023 6pm to 8pm

141 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

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Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Luis Alvaro Sahagun creates paintings, performances, and sculptures that confront the palpable inescapability of race, transforming them into acts of cultural reclamation. As the grandson of a Curandera and a practitioner of Curanderismo, Luis makes art that conjures indigenous spiritualities to embody personal histories, cultural resistance, and colonial disruption. As a formerly undocumented immigrant and laborer, Luis reveals the aesthetics of relocation and transgenerational trauma by utilizing building materials such as silicone, lumber, drywall, concrete, and hardware - symbols representing working class immigrants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFLQOPFH5LI&t=48s


THE SARAH HAMILTON LEATHERS `53 & LEONE BOWERS HAMILTON `26 ARTS LECTURE SERIES FUND was established by Mr. James Leathers in honor of his wife, Sarah and her mother, Leone. It is intended to bring artists to campus annually to lecture on current trends, methods, media or research within the visual arts.

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