The new exhibit at the Denver Art Museum delves into the Mexican-American experience.
It's important for me to highlight these people that are not going to be recorded in our history.
In Denver, Gomez was one of 13 young Mexican-American artists chosen for an exhibition called Mi Tierra
, their assignment, to create a new work that explores the idea of home and place in the American West.
There were smaller paintings and large installations, videos about the land before Europeans settled here, and a garden that looked like a giant pinata.
Many of the artists tackled the politically charged topic of immigration. This piece contained an actual panel of the U.S.-Mexico border fence.
For me, place becomes a very difficult word to focus on, just because place is never permanent. We're constantly moving. It's constantly shifting.
I'm an American-born child to Mexican immigrants. So, I'm at once Mexican and American. I'm in between. That in-between space, that in-between place that I occupy is something that is constantly changing within myself.
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