Secondary Inspection: Una Selección del Arte de Baja California

October 9, 2013 to October 27, 2013
El Norteño, Untitled Mural

Secondary Inspection: Una Selección del Arte de Baja California is the latest exhibition in the Corcoran’s dedicated exhibition space for the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Gallery 31.

Earlier this month, the Corcoran welcomed Marco Vera and Fernando Corona of the Mexicali Rose Media and Arts Center as 2013 Artists in Residence and participants in the Corcoran’s Visiting Artist Series .  Mexicali Rose is a grass roots communitarian organization dedicated to providing free access to artistic media for the community youth of Pueblo Nuevo, a town on the US/Mexico border.

As part of the visiting artists’ month-long residency, Vera and Corona have worked in collaboration with students and faculty to produce the latest Gallery 31 exhibition, Secondary Inspection: Una Seleccion del Arte de Baja California. This exhibition features a collection of artwork by artists from the Mexican border cities of Mexicali, Imperial Valley, Rosarito, and Tijuana.

Corcoran College students have been invited to collaborate with Vera and Corona to create a mural reflecting themes of community and boundary on the Gallery31 walls while this exhibition remains open. A continuous screening of documentaries created in the Mexicali Rose Media and Arts Center will also be featured in the space.

Following the October 9 opening of Secondary Inspection: Una Seleccion del Arte de Baja California, students from the Corcoran College and the Sitar Center in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. will join forces with Vera and Corona to design an additional mural to be installed in the Washington, D.C. community. The collaboration between students and artists will be documented in full and presented in the Corcoran’s Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.