Ana Serrano is a first-generation, Mexican American born in Los Angeles, California. Inspired by both of these cultural contexts, she creates work utilizing a variety of media, including drawing, collage, sculpture, and motion. The current exhibit in Sarratt Gallery features her work, on view through Monday, March 25.
Her work references those in low socioeconomic positions, with particular interest in the customs and beliefs, as well as the architecture, fashion, and informal economies present within this segment of society. A theme explored in her work is the sociocultural aspects of drug trafficking, and the branding and acceptance of the drug lord lifestyle.
*Carpet Auction, 2009, cardboard, mixed media, 13 x 12 x 9 inches