Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA kicks off amidst a heavy political climate 

From the Los Angeles Times (September 13, 2017):

“Although the mood was celebratory, many participants noted the timely relevance of the initiative given the current divisive political moment, including the looming border wall expansion and President Trump’s recent announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“Works of art don’t acknowledge political borders,” noted James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust in his introductory remarks.

“Artist Judithe Hernandez, the only female member of pioneering Chicano artist collective Los Four, echoed Cuno’s sentiments.

“It is an indictment of all of the false narratives that have been coming out of the White House, about the contributions of Mexican Americans in particular,” she told The Times shortly after the event. “It could not have come at a better time.”