MEDIA: "A Head-Spinning, Hope-Inspiring Showcase of Art"
In a review of PST: LA/LA, The New York Times mentioned CSRC director Chon A. Noriega and the extensive efforts of the CSRC, and he called Home—So Different, So Appealing "one of the stronger shows" in the initiative. In addition, the review described La Raza as "a vivid, tip-of-the-iceberg survey of photographs from the Mexican-American newspaper-turned-magazine" and drew attention to several shows that received loans from the CSRC, including Laura Aguilar, Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., and The U.S.-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility. The review includes illustrations of several artworks in Home—So Different, So Appealing.
Image: A 1988 poster by David Avalos, Louis Hock and Elizabeth Sisco whose message, “Welcome to America’s Finest Tourist Plantation,” addresses the subject of a fraught boundary. It appeared on the back of 100 San Diego Transit buses in 1988. Credit Elizabeth Sisco. Poster lent to CAFAM by the CSRC.