Collaborative Exhibition in Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District
Explores Immigration from a Personal Perspective
Opening May 26 at Gallery C in Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District, Boundary Object: Works by Fidencio Fifield-Perez will bring together an evocative body of work by an emerging voice in the field of contemporary art and Latino/Hispanic culture.
This project represents Fidencio Martinez’s first museum solo exhibition, following the artist’s inclusion in many group and juried exhibitions, including the 2015 Dubuque Museum of Art Biennial exhibition.
The exhibition and related programs are supported, in part, by a grant from Humanities Iowa and sponsorship from Novelty Iron Works. The exhibit is part of an ongoing collaboration between DuMA and Gallery C. In 2016, the two organizations jointly presented Nuevo Arte de Cuba.
An opening reception and artist talk by Fidencio Fifield-Perez will be held at Gallery C on Friday, May 26 from 5:30-8 pm. Fifield-Perez will speak about his experiences, the artistic inspiration behind his work, and method of creating his large-scale installations.
In conjunction with the opening, author and religious scholar Rhonda Miska will present “Not From Around Here: Poetry of Borders, Boundaries and Being.” Miska, the granddaughter of an immigrant, is a candidate with the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin and an interpreter and translator with Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services. Miska is currently writing a chapter about refugees for the forthcoming A Pope Francis Lexicon (Liturgical Press).
The event will also feature Chef Kevin Scharf of Brazen Open Kitchen and special musical guests Eric Balayti & Nathan Jenkins. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.