San Diego and Tijuana are geographically and historically sister cities, but in many ways today, they can seem worlds apart. Art and culture continue to bridge the physical
San Diego and Tijuana are geographically and historically sister cities, but in many ways today, they can seem worlds apart. Art and culture continue to bridge the physical boundary between the countries, fostering ongoing connections between creators and patrons in both regions. Paisanos, a project coordinated by the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura de Tijuana, is dedicated to developing a formal discussion surrounding migration and movement, and has brought together a collection of two-dimensional artworks whose narratives are inspired by their creator’s proximity to the border and life between two countries. Sparks Gallery and the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura de Tijuana are pleased to jointly present this collection in “Paisanos México,” opening January 2023 at Sparks Gallery in downtown San Diego (530 Sixth Avenue).
Sparks Gallery fosters collaboration through art exhibitions, and is pleased to host its first international exhibition with artists from the Tijuana region. The exhibition consists of 17 pieces made in a variety of mediums by the following artists: Luis Alderete, Carlos Castrejón, Laura Lehman, Pablo Castañeda, Francisco Chávez Corrujedo, Carlos Coronado Ortega, Angela González, Ruth Hernández Ortíz, Virinia Lizardi, Daniel Marquéz, Antonio Oceguera Figueroa, Francisco Postlethwaite, Margarita Torres, Gerardo Diego, Ligia Santillan, Tony Beltran, and Liz Vaillard. All works on view will be for sale at the gallery.