Graduating Seniors Display Their Artwork for Final Time at SF State

Thursday, May 04, 2017
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Elisa Gonzáles, graduating art student, teared up about having her art displayed in the exhibit because she sees it as proof she was able to do everything she was told she couldn’t. “In high school I was told that I couldn’t do a lot of stuff; I was told that I wouldn’t make it past community college by a teacher,” Gonzáles said. “Everything that my grandmother and my farmworker parents went through is for me to be able to do stuff like this, for people to be able to see my art.” Gonzáles, who embodies art in everything she does without regard to others’ opinions, said her artwork reflects the theme of resistance in its daily form. “I was told that art was going to take me nowhere, and I need to pick a more realistic major,” Gonzáles said. “I love the art department and everyone in it. I probably would not be doing everything that I’ve done without the people in the art department.” Her friend and fellow art major, Bryan Muñoz, said he feels a sense of pride when he sees his friends’ work displayed in exhibits. He, along with the other members of the ART 619 exhibition design class, were able to install their pieces for the second exhibition “Unconventional Practice,” in the Martin Wong Gallery. He said the installation process went smoothly.