Artist talk: Caleb Duarte and Umar Rashid in conversation with Bill Kelley Jr.
Join us for a talk with contemporary artists Caleb Duarte and Umar Rashid, in conversation with Latino art history expert Bill Kelley Jr. Rashid (also known as Frohawk Two Feathers) employs writing, illustration, painting and sculpture to construct fabulations or, put simply, alternative historical narratives that reference a panoply of cultures, collapsing geography and time. At the core of his practice is a reimagining of romantic history painting and 18th century colonial scenes. Duarte is best known for creating temporary installations using construction-type frameworks such as beds of dirt, cement and objects suggesting basic shelter. He has created public works and community performances at the World Social Forum in Mumbai, India; Santiago de Cuba, Cuba; El Pital, Honduras; and throughout Mexico and the United States. Kelley teaches Latin American and Latino art history at California State University, Bakersfield.