Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery Department of Art and Art History San José State University

The Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery is delighted to present the work of Sofía Córdova and Dorothy R. Santos, artists in residence at San José State University, in an exhibition that will open on March 21, 2023, continuing on display through May 12, 2023.

In 2022, under the leadership of Assistant Professor Rhonda Holberton, the College of Humanities and the Arts at San José State University received the Grants for Arts Projects Award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support Hiding in Plain Sight. This award allowed Sofía Córdova and Dorothy R. Santos to dedicate time to exploring historical archives, including those found at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library at San José State University to produce new bodies of work. These were aimed at unearthing the voices hiding within these archives that have been overshadowed by regional narratives dominated by the expansion of technology industries. The artists were equally encouraged to utilize SJSU’s extensive art facilities, and work with students, faculty and staff. The resulting exhibition brings together the artists’ research, avid engagement, and collaborations with partners at San José State University and beyond. This collaboration is interlaced with and filtered through their own lived experiences and acute sense of place.

Artist Walk-through: 5-6pm Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Opening Reception: 6-7:30 pm Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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  • Russell Jonathan Castillo Estrada
  • Maite J Urcaregui
  • Omarr Wilson

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