And Who Is My Neighbor?: Stories From the Margins

curated by Nery Gabriel Lemus and Jeff Rau

WhenThursday, September 22 – Friday, October 28, 2016
Location Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery or 562.903.4807

The Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery at Biola University is proud to present the exhibition AND WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?: STORIES FROM THE MARGINS
Curated by Nery Gabriel Lemus and Jeff Rau.
Please join us on Tuesday, September 27th to celebrate the opening with a gallery reception from 6:30-8:30pm!

Expanding on the theme of AND WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR: STORIES FROM THE MARGINS, on Tuesday, October 11th at 7:30pm we will host a panel discussion event featuring presentations from the exhibition curators Nery Gabriel Lemus and Jeff Rau, participating artist Amitis Motevalli and art professor Jonathan Anderson. The panel discussion event will be held in Mayers Auditorium, immediately adjacent to The Green Art Gallery at Biola University, and is made possible through partnership with the Center for Christianity Culture and the Arts (CCCA) at Biola University. 

Featuring artwork by:

Isabel Avila Diedrick Brackens Kent Anderson Butler
Alejandro Cartagena Ramiro Gomez Lauren Halsey
Nery Gabriel Lemus Patrick Martinez Amitis Motevalli
Cheryl Pope Tali Weinberg Dana Weiser
Kehinde Wiley    

AND WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?: STORIES FROM THE MARGINS brings together a diverse group of artists who respond to division and injustice by highlighting the stories of oppressed and marginalized people. At times these stories point to the difference among us and the very real struggles faced by the Other in our society; at other points, the work highlights our common ground despite difference in an effort to bridge the divide.

The exhibition title references the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan, highlighting the love shown by a Samaritan man (a cultural outsider) to a man that had been robbed, beaten and left nearly dead. At the end of that story we are compelled to, “Go and do likewise”—show mercy and love to all those in need. 


The Green Art Gallery is located on the Biola campus, near the bell tower and adjacent to Mayers Auditorium. See campus maps at
The gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 9:00pm. 
Admission is free for all visitors.

Parking information: Campus visitors should enter campus at the main Biola University entrance on Biola Avenue. Parking for visitors is free with a visitor parking pass, obtained from the attendant at the entrance to campus.

The Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery presents a program of rotating contemporary art exhibitions on the campus of Biola University. Located in the greater Los Angeles area, the Green Art Gallery is well positioned to represent a vital Christian worldview within the critical dialogue of contemporary visual art and to produce engaging exhibitions that grapple with issues concerning the intersection of faith with art and culture. The Green Art Gallery also provides professional development opportunities for Biola art students through gallery exhibitions and internships.

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