Event Title
7 Steps Forward 7 Steps Back
Name San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery
Address D-101, 7250 Mesa College Drive
City San Diego
State CA
Zip 92111
Opening Hours The full exhibition will be on view at the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery until Nov. 2, 2017. Admission is Free. NEW Gallery Hours:MTW 11 am - 4 pm, TH 1 – 8 pm. Closed Fri., Weekends & Holidays.
Location Central San Diego
Telephone 619.388.2829
Email amoctezu@sdccd.edu
Web Site http://www.sdmesa.edu/art-gallery/
Contact Alessandra Moctezuma  
Reception Date 10-12-0
Dates Starts On 10-12-2017   Ends On 11-2-2017
Opening Days 7 Steps Forward 7 Steps Back will open on Thursday October 12, 2017 with an artist reception from 3:30pm to 6:30pm to be immediately followed by an artist lecture.
Opening Time 3:30 P.M.
Event Description San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery is proud to present 7 Steps Forward 7 Steps Back, a traveling exhibition of works by artist V. Kim Martinez. The Salt Lake City artist explores traditional themes of death in Mexican and Indigenous cultures in not so traditional ways. When a person dies, some indigenous peoples of North America practice a ritual called “7 Steps Forward 7 Steps Back.” For seven days, four times a day, survivors pay homage to the deceased by visiting and marking their burial site with seven lines. They then walk forward seven steps to the site and, when leaving, walk backward seven steps. This practice assures that the dead will have safe entry into the afterlife. V. Kim Martinez’s multi-disciplinary installation, 7 Steps Forward 7 Steps Back is based on her experiences traveling routes used by Mexican/Native American migrants for thousands of years along the now United States and Mexican border.
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