Alvaro Marquez

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Ernesto Yerena Montejano

These three prints are from the Al Norte y P’atras” (North and Back) series, which presents a visual narrative of Mexican migration to the United States through a series of twelve hand-embellished, limited edition linocut prints. Using figurative expression and comics’ aesthetic grammar to tell the story of an undocumented Mexican farmer and his journey north.

Álvaro D. Márquez is a visual artist and part-time professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies at Cal State LA. Márquez's work explores questions of social, racial, and gender inequality and engages questions about the self, history, and one's place in it.