Roque Montez, TANA Artist-at-Large, is currently featured in the SOMArts Gallery Exhibition titled Mourning and Scars: 20 Years After the War. Roque received his B.A. from UC Davis in 2012 and is currently in the M.F.A. Printmaking Program at the Rhode Island School of Design.  The exhibition is on view at SOMArts in San Francisco from February 1st through the 28th. An introduction to the exhibition is listed below:

SOMArts Cultural Center presents Mourning and Scars: 20 Years After the War, a group exhibition February 1 through 28, 2013, curated by 2012–2013 SOMArts’ Commons Curatorial Residency recipient Roxana Leiva. Works of art in a variety of media, including paintings, video, textile sculpture and large-scale multimedia installations, explore the individual experiences of reconstruction and healing in the context of El Salvador’s postwar period.

Twelve Salvadoran artists artists now living in California and New York draw upon their various experiences and family histories to create poignant works that grapple with the trauma of persecution and exile, and reveal complex personal and bi-national identities.

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