On Monday, November 14, 2011 Los Angeles performance artists Denise Uyehara and Cheri Gaulke will engage in a presentation and conversation about their work in Lebus Court 113 on the Pomona College Campus (145 E. Bonita Ave.) at 4:15 pm. Uyehara has been using performance to investigate what marks us in our migration across borders of identity for over two decades. A founding member of the Sacred Naked Nature Girls in L.A., her most recent work explores such issues as the U.S. military occupation in Okinawa and the mistreatment of those perceived as ‘the enemy’ in a post 9/11 world. Gaulke was part of the Feminist Studio Workshop at the L.A. Woman’s Building in the 1970s. In addition to her solo work, she cofounded the Feminist Art Workers and Sisters of Survival. Most recently, she created several public art pieces that tell and commemorate the stories of veterans, youth of color, queer communities, and natural resources like the L.A. river.
This event is sponsored by Pomona College’s Department of Art and Art History and American Studies Program. All are welcome. For more information contact Frances Pohl at 909-607-2253.