Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is pleased to announce that Ken Gonzales-Day's The Wonder Gaze (St. James Park) was recently acquired by the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Evanston. The Wonder Gaze (St. James Park) is one work from Ken Gonzales-Day's ongoing Erased Lynchings series which he began in 2002. The series seeks to reveal that racially motivated lynching and vigilantism was a more widespread practice in the American West than was believed, and that in California, the majority of lynchings were perpetrated against Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans; and that more Latinos were lynched in California than were persons of any other race or ethnicity. It is Gonzales-Day’s continual engagement with history and his interest in peeling back the layers that makes his work so powerful and continuously relevant.
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