A View from the Bench – Social Justice in Art, Law, and Religion of the Chicano Community
Yadira Cazares was part of this amazing exhibition featuring a selection of drawings made by Cruz Reynoso on his case notes while serving on the California State Supreme Court, as well as works by other Chicano artists, from June to September 2018 at the Graduate Theological Union Library of the University of California Berkeley. In addition, she took part in the Artist Roundtable discussion on social justice in art, held for the closing of the exhibition.
“Chicano art is often produced for the community, a deeply religious community. Rather than artists hiding their faith tradition and producing art with only secular concerns or embracing traditional European religious visual language, the Chicano community creates art about protest and social justice which is fundamentally rooted in the community’s faith tradition.” ~Yadira Cazares