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Gambit Magazine: "A New CAC Expo Explores Contemporary America"

Updated: Sep 18, 2020

Dazzling amber sunsets between plumes of clouds and hazy, distant hills fill wax-covered images on small squares the size of Polaroid photos. The boxes are set within plexiglass panes lined-up in a row — in the familiar shape of airplane windows. Then one realizes Lauren Cardenas’ images are transferred onto plastic-wrapped slices of American cheese — a stark reminder of the sort of sandwiches handed out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to undocumented immigrants being deported. It’s one of several pieces about immigration in “Make America What America Must Become,” which opens this week at the Contemporary Arts Center. Read More


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