In the 21st century, we’ve been inundated with borders like no generation before us; borders of all sorts, from gender binaries about our bodies, distinctions about race and class, about our ideologies and loves, to literal and (for now) hypothetical walls.  Global innovations in communication have made it easier than ever to unite us, but we have never been so far divided. The pinnacle of this division the US/Mexico border. The proposed wall, the bad hombres, the travel ban, ICE and the ongoing drug war in Mexico converge into an ideological battleground, the casualties of which are the most marginalized and disadvantaged of us.  We are a collection of misfits. Some of us are immigrants; some refugees, with various citizenship status. Amongst other things, we are also idealists.  It has always been the job of the artist to pick the scabs on the tender wounds of our psyche. To put a frame around what has been swept under the rug, and this is no different.  We’re assembling artists from both sides of the border to discuss — as artists do, what it means to migrate, what it means to cross, to be contained, and to seek refuge in 2017.  featuring:  Cindy Vallejo   Cynthia Luján   Diane Williams   Francisco Palomares   Gloria Elisa Margarita Sanchez   Marlene Tafoya   Monica Andreina Martinez   Pati Lomeli   Richard St. Ofle   Romina Del Castillo   Sarah Keliher Walsh   Tony Lopez   Yee Li

In the 21st century, we’ve been inundated with borders like no generation before us; borders of all sorts, from gender binaries about our bodies, distinctions about race and class, about our ideologies and loves, to literal and (for now) hypothetical walls.

Global innovations in communication have made it easier than ever to unite us, but we have never been so far divided. The pinnacle of this division the US/Mexico border.
The proposed wall, the bad hombres, the travel ban, ICE and the ongoing drug war in Mexico converge into an ideological battleground, the casualties of which are the most marginalized and disadvantaged of us.

We are a collection of misfits. Some of us are immigrants; some refugees, with various citizenship status. Amongst other things, we are also idealists.

It has always been the job of the artist to pick the scabs on the tender wounds of our psyche. To put a frame around what has been swept under the rug, and this is no different.

We’re assembling artists from both sides of the border to discuss — as artists do, what it means to migrate, what it means to cross, to be contained, and to seek refuge in 2017.

featuring:
Cindy Vallejo
Cynthia Luján
Diane Williams
Francisco Palomares
Gloria Elisa Margarita Sanchez
Marlene Tafoya
Monica Andreina Martinez
Pati Lomeli
Richard St. Ofle
Romina Del Castillo
Sarah Keliher Walsh
Tony Lopez
Yee Li


Since our return from the deserts of Joshua Tree we have made a variety of works inspired by the vast star studded skies we slept below to the urban environment we have returned to. Our show will represent these moments. Your senses will travel through landscape, figure, mixed media, paint, and sculpture.
Join us for a night reminiscing, and connecting in a dynamic art space filled with poetry and live music.
FA4 Collective will be installing work at the Midnight Gallery and The Stache Bar just down the stairs. 
See you there

Featuring:
Adrien Edwards
Alina Michelle Pritchett
Charles Banowetz
Ciana Lee
Courtney Heiser
Cynthia Luján
Elaine Kwak
Elizabeth Carranza
Gloria Elisa Margarita Sanchez
Jamie Villatoro
Jeff Dulla
Jenny Aguirre
Marlene Tafoya
Megan Kinney
Monica Andreina Martinez
Romina Del Castillo