Mario Lara

(USA, 1950)

The collaborative contribution by San Diego artists Mario Lara and Barbara Sexton, You Can’t Get There from Here/No puedes ir allá desde aquí, was located at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego. Consisting of two main elements, the installation dealt with the relationship between trophies of achievement and the individual self-image that often dispels the very essence of what is publicly recognized. The artists created numerous plaques and trophies that were displayed salon style on the walls of the space, while the other central element, a billboard prop, outwardly proclaimed the word PARAISO.

Curator: Patricio Chávez
Organizer: Centro Cultural de la Raza
Venue: Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego