On view January 8 – April 11, 2021
Santa Cruz, CA
As a printer, my job is to confront complex issues and render my response in book form. As an artist, my job is to do so with profound integrity. As a publisher, my job is to make these issues public. As printers have done every decade since Gutenberg, I’m here to respond to the ongoing tragedy of dehumanization and to argue for a more just society.
It is critical that we do not to remain silent when someone is attacked, humiliated, or their dignity is harmed. We can speak out as individuals, or better still, we can come together to organize and support one another in taking action to support the dignity of all members of our communities.
– Felicia Rice
Concurrent with the Califas Legacy Project exhibition, a selection of work by exhibition partner and Moving Parts Press founder, Felicia Rice, will be featured in the Museum’s FLUX Gallery. Though most of the artist’s work was tragically lost in the recent fires, for this exhibition several of her rarest creations have been generously lent by the Special Collections Department of the UC Santa Cruz Library, as were broadsides created for the LATINX / CHICANX / POETX series from editors Hannah Kezema and Angel Dominguez, alongside loans from the artist and others, in order to place the Califas moveable mural within the context of her larger related body of work.
Image: Moving Parts Press, BORDERBUS, 2019. Poem by Juan Felipe Herrera, prints by Felicia Rice, introduction by Carmen Giménez Smith. Courtesy of the artist.