It’s All A Blur focuses on three West Coast masters—Guillermo Gómez Peña, Dale Hoyt, and Tony Labat—who have pioneered an intellectual, multifaceted approach to identity and art as means for social justice in the post-Bush era. Their work deals with levels of empowerment and enfranchisement in the American West and the current status of the American Dream. By creating art for a community whose spiritual, political, cultural, and economic realities are in constant flux, they offer hope and provide the possibility of greater empathy.
Additional collaborators include Steve Thurston, and video work from the international performance troupe La Pocha Nostra. It’s All A Blur, conceived by SOMArts Cultural Center curator and gallery director Justin Hoover, premiered at the SOMArts Main Gallery before traveling to the Contemporary Art Center Las Vegas; the Sierra Arts Foundation in Reno, Nevada; and the Feldman Gallery at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
This project received support from WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation; and the National Endowment for the Arts. Supported in part by the Community Arts & Education Program of the San Francisco Arts Commission.