Justin Olerud and Patricio Manuel Bernal Morales

Bangs and Boyfriend

March 18 - April 22, 2017

1. “Amor Eterno” Rocío Dúrcal
2.“Be Yourself” Frank Ocean
3.“Anyone Who Had a Heart” Dionne Warwick
4. “Brujas” Princess Nokia
5. “Private Dancer” Tina Turner
6.“You Look Like the Devil” Willie Nelson
7.“Bette Davis Eyes” Kim Carnes
8.“Win Again” Nicki Minaj
9. “Stop! In the Name of Love” The Supremes
10.“20ft Tall” Erykah Badu
11. “Father Figure” George Michael
12. “Chico en el Apartamento 512” Selena
13. “Love Train” O’ Jays

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Visitor Welcome Center presents bangs and boyfriend, a two-person exhibition featuring Justin Olerud and Patricio Manuel Bernal Morales.

Justin Dale Olerud (b. 1986) grew up on a farm in Bricelyn, Minnesota. He invokes vanitas painting traditions to explore and memorialize queer subjectivity. He received his BFA from California College of the Arts and Crafts in 2008, and his MFA from Columbia University in 2016.

Patricio Manuel Bernal Morales (b. 1990) is the second son of Sofia Bernal and Fortino Morales the second.  He grew up on the west coast of Northern America; the epicenter in San Diego, CA.  He acquired his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013. He lives and loves and works in Tongva territory aka El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula aka LA.