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The Collective Memory of the Worst Place to Live in the World Today If You Are Not White
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Kopeikin Gallery

 Export to Your Calendar 9/9/2017 to 10/21/2017
When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Where: Kopeikin Gallery
United States

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Kopeikin Gallery is pleased to present The Collective Memory of the Worst Place to Live in the World If you are Not White by Alejandro Cartagena as part of PST LA/LA. On September 9th, a reception with the curator and book signing will take place from 6-8pm and is open to the public.

In his newest body of work, The Collective Memory of the Worst Place to Live in the World Today if You are Not White Mexican photographer Cartagena continues his examination of social, urban and environmental issues but now has micro-trained his lens onto the city of Santa Barbara. Cartagena peels away at the immediate beauty and presents new impressions of the coastal community of Santa Barbara, California.

During a residency in Santa Barbara, Cartagena was interested in how the perception of Santa Barbara had been previously constructed in the mind of the outsider. Was Santa Barbara a college town and site of school shootings? Or a Hollywood haven for Oprah Winfrey and other stars? Though on the exterior this small tourist town seemed the picture-perfect American-Mediterranean escape, just under the façade seemed to lay something uneasy. Santa Barbara is Cartagena’s explorations of a narrative that that can only be felt from the outside.

 

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