GALLERY TALK: Leopoldo Pena Talk / Lecture

Department: Latin American Studies

Date and Time: January 28, 2018 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Event Location: UCLA's Fowler Museum

Event Details

Leopoldo Peña, PhD candidate in Spanish & Portuguese, will give a
gallery talk for the exhibition of his photographs at UCLA's Fowler
Museum on January 28, 2 pm.

2:00 — 3:00 PM, January 28

Born in Michoacán, México, Los Angeles-based Leopoldo Peña creates
photographic works centered on immigration and modern environment. In
his series Pelota Mixteca, Peña documents a traditional ball game
brought to California by immigrants from Oaxaca in the early 1980s. In
this opening day talk for the exhibition Pelotas Oaxaqueñas, the artist
discusses his long-term documentary project and his emphasis on cultural
performance. Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza,
directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day —

About the Exhibition Pelotas Oaxaqueñas / Oaxacan Ballgames: Photographs
by Leopoldo Peña presents photographic works that center on themes of
immigration and the environment. This series features black-and-white
images of traditional ball games played by Oaxacan expatriates
throughout Southern and Central California. Peña’s photographs capture
discrete moments—arms reaching toward the ball; pauses in action as
players gather their strength; families and friends watching the game
from the sidelines—and in so doing document how the game creates and
reinforces communal ties.