Photo Movements: Works by Pato Hebert
Artist’s Talk & Opening Reception – Friday December 5, 2008 Humanities Center Seminar & Exhibits Room, Stokes 102 Artist’s Talk – “The Aesthetics of Interconnectedness” - 4:30 p.m. Opening Reception – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Hurford Humanities Center presents Photo Movements, an exhibition of work by Visiting Artist-in-Residence Pato Hebert. Based in Los Angeles, Hebert comes to Haverford as a guest of Professor Theresa Tensuan’s “Arts of the Possible” course, where he has mentored students throughout Fall 2008 in projects exploring cultures of social justice movements. The collaborations continue with the Haverford community in a series of installations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium on Social Justice, Spring 2009.
Hebert’s installation “A Thousand Points of Might” is currently part of the 2008 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, and he has been working with LACMA to create a series of collaborative art projects and installations with Plasencia Elementary School in the Westlake neighborhood of L.A.. Other projects include a media campaign with the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations aimed at diffusing hate crimes. As Associate Director of Education and Prevention for AIDS Project Los Angeles, he helped create Corpus, a journal that explores sex and HIV/AIDS in the context of gay men’s lives.
Photo Movements features works from Hebert’s Tocado and Hay una vieja que está enamorada series. These include dance drawings recorded for the camera and photographic diptychs comprised of color portraits, paired with black and white conceptual landscape photographs.