Cristin Durning
Conchas de Pan
Cristin Durning of Upland, California, offers Conchas de Pan, a series of large
format Polaroid prints which explore the internal border which divides the
artist’s European-American heritage from her Mexican heritage.

The artist does this through finding connections to her deceased grandparents
who had a strong Mexican pride, which is contrasted with her long
time denial of the culture.

“As a teenager I tried to hide my culture because of stereotypes, but now as
an adult I find myself drawn to it. Much of my work involves investigating past
memories and getting to know my grandparents and their stories through
artifacts. I am beginning to get an understanding of my culture and gain the
sense of pride that my family once had.”

March 23-April 2, 2012
Brownlee O. Curry Jr. Gallery at
Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film
Opening Reception March 23, 2012
6-9 PM

2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228