The University Art Gallery will be closed from October 29–November 2 while we install the next exhibition.
"...and homeless near a thousand homes I stood"
November 3–December 23, 2016
Reception Thursday, November 3 at 5:30 pm
Artist talk at 6:00 pm
Closed November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day and November 24-26 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Still Life with Batteries and Party Hat, painted collage, 30” X 40” 2016
An exploration of the problems of homelessness in our communities in photography, painted collage and poetry, Dixie Salazar’s vision is full of irony, humor and beauty, balanced by humanitarian concern and viable solutions. The artwork recycles images and scraps of discarded materials into vibrantly colored compositions. Salazar will also read some of her poetry and talk about her involvement in homeless activism.
Dixie Salazar is a Central Valley artist who has been working in a number of mediums, including oils, watercolors, collage, assemblage, and hand-colored photography for the past forty years or more. Her work has been shown extensively in the Central Valley, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York and Merced, at the Merced Multi-cultural Art Museum in 2005 in a one person show of oils and painted collage, exploring her dual (Hispanic and Anglo) heritage.