• Conchas de Pan

    Cristin Durning of Upland, California, offers Conchas de Pan, a series of large
    format Polaroid prints which explore the internal border which divides the
    artist’s European-American heritage from her Mexican heritage.

    The artist does this through finding connections to her deceased grandparents
    who had a strong Mexican pride, which is contrasted with her long
    time denial of the culture.

    “As a teenager I tried to hide my culture because of stereotypes, but now as
    an adult I find myself drawn to it. Much of my work involves investigating past
    memories and getting to know my grandparents and their stories through
    artifacts. I am beginning to get an understanding of my culture and gain the
    sense of pride that my family once had.”

    March 23-April 2, 2012
    Brownlee O. Curry Jr. Gallery at
    Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film
    Opening Reception March 23, 2012
    6-9 PM

    2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
    Nashville, TN 37228