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Title
Commonalities
Creator
Urista, Arturo, Artist
Contributor
Urista, Arturo, Artist
Date Created and/or Issued
1987
1987-07-22
1987-07-24
Publication Information
California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Dept of Special Collections, Donald Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010, cema@library.ucsb.edu, (805) 893-8563, URL: http://cemaweb.library.ucsb.edu/cema_index.html
Contributing Institution
UC Santa Barbara, Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Collection
Self-Help Graphics and Art archives
Rights Information
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California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Dept of Special Collections, Donald Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010; cema@library.ucsb.edu (805) 893-8563
Description
"The imagery has 3 elements; [sic] The helicopter beaming down it's light (top left), 2 obscure figures facing one way and a directional target mark (top right). The three figures carry common religious related symbols. The fist figure to the left has the soul (The common philosophies that search for the inner self). The second carries the Virgin Mary the most popular identity in Mexico's Catholism. The last figure carries the most communicative media the television. The target, top right gives the direction of where the figures are heading to." Triangles and text frame the compostion.
Colors used: 1. Ligh (sic.) Green, 2. Red, 3. Yellow, 4. Pink, 5. Blue, 6. Black. "'Commonalities' is a visual statement pertaining to common issues I have shared with family and friends in East Los Angeles and in Tujuana, Mexico. The imagery has 3 elements; the helipcopter beaming down it's (sic.) light (top left), 3 obscure figures facing one way and a directional target mark (top right). The three figures carry common religious related symbols. The fist (sic.) figure to the left has the soul (the common philosophies that search for the inner self). The second carries the Virgin Mary the most popular identity in Mexico's Catholism (sic.). The last figure carries the most communicative media the television. The target, top right gives the direction of where the figures are heading to. The helicopter beams down it's (sic.) light on middle figure the one I most relate to and is also is (sic.) a statement of the violation of privacy and the search for the undocumented." A. Urista
I-size: 19" x 25"; P-size: 20" x 26"; 49/61; Signed;, Inscription in pencil on the right hand corner of the image reads: "Arturo Urista, 87, 49/61, Commonalities"print: Oscar Duardo; chopmark: embossed "SHG" below the image on the right hand corner.
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Type
image
Form/Genre
Screen Prints
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb2489n87s
CEMA 3
Language
English
Subject
Symbolism
Religion in art
Undocumented Workers
Immigration Regulation and Control
Mexican American art
Chicano art
Chicanos
Mexican Americans
Place
Los Angeles (Calif.)

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