39. El Nopal: Installations by Fidencio Fifield-Perez
February 13 – April 18
Fidencio Fifield-Perez (formerly Martínez) presents his exhibition 39. El Nopal: No one visits the nopal until it bears fruit in the Rust Hall Main Gallery. He will present a Visiting Artist lecture in conjunction with his show on March 2, and a reception will take place March 3 from 6-8 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
Fifield-Perez’s work focuses on labor, societal perceptions of Los Invisibles, and maps as a simulation of reality. His work reflects on government practices toward the Latino community that he views as exploitative, marginalizing, and reductive. As an undocumented immigrant, Fifield-Perez is acutely aware of the debate over politicized borders and of those who must traverse them.