This coming up Wednesday March 3rd, 2010 will be the opening reception for the "Two Four Homegirls Circa 1980" art show at The Mission Cultural Center in the Mission District, San Francisco. I'm hella hella looking forward to it, for it reaffirms my decision to follow a career in curating. This is exactly the type of show I would love to put together... it's what I love, so I'm sure I could rock it curator steez! I grew up in the greater L.A. are and have been in the Mission since my late teens, so I definitely represent for La Mission. If you're around I definitely recommend you check this show out... it's gonna be hella firme! (details below)
The Tiny Locas, "You and I" dances, and the Low-rider cars represented rites of passage and the social scene for teenage girls in the 24th/Mission neighborhood of the early 1980's.
"Two-Four Home Girls" is curated by Clare Haggarty in collaboration with Sandy Cuadra and Vero Majaro. It features photographs by Sandy Cuadra- a former Tiny Loca who has lived in the Mission for over 30 years - with memories of dancing, cars, parties in the park, and tight friendships. In addition, footage from the Mission Film Archive further activates the world of Low-riders and the " You and I" dances. Vintage posters to promote those dances, made by Mitchell Salazar, also hang in the gallery, and complete this nostalgic look into a particular period in the Mission that speaks to the former teenager in all of us (Mission Cultural Center website).
What: "Two-Four Homegirls Circa 1980 Art Show
Where: Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission St.
San Francisco, Ca 94110
When: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010