Image Credit: Image credit: Marcela Armas (Mexico, b. 1976) Vórtice/Vortex, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist EXHIBITION MARCELA ARMAS WHEN On View:July 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015 WHERE Gallery A MORE INFO 562.437.1689 GET TICKETS Resistance and Vortex / Resistencia y Vórtice showcases the work of Marcela Armas, an artist who has made significant contributions to the development of contemporary art and new media from Mexico. For the second Project Room exhibition of the year, Armas presents the light installation Resistance and a body of work (artifacts, documentary video, and sculpture) made in support of her sculpture, Vortex. Resistance visually outlines the Mexico/U.S. border with incandescent metal filament held together by steel cables. The lines that emanate from points along the border represent the guarded and embattled economic lifelines shared by neighbors in both countries. Resistance invites a discussion of the economic and political crisis of modern day Mexico while representing the frontier as a dangerous boundary. In her investigative and sculptural project titled Vortex, Armas uncovers the industrial production of state textbooks and the controversial politics embedded in its creation. Vortex identifies the convergence of knowledge and power, and points to the politically charged context of the Mexican education industry. ADDRESS + DIRECTIONS 628 Alamitos Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 Phone 562.437.1689 Fax 562.216.4190 There is ample free parking adjacent to the Museum. GO METRO: The METRO Blue Line connects Los Angeles to Long Beach. Exit 5th St. Station at 598 N. Long Beach Blvd. LB, 90802. From the train platform, take 6th street east to Alamitos. Arrive at the Museum, located between 6th and 7th street at 628 Alamitos Ave, LB. 90802. For your best route, use METRO’s Trip Planner. MUSEUM + STORE HOURS Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday (extended hours) - 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday - Closed 4th of July - Closed Thanksgiving - Closed Christmas / December 24 and December 25 - Closed New Years Day - Closed ADMISSION PRICING General Admission $ 10.00 Seniors $ 7.00 Students $ 7.00 MOLAA Members FREE Children under 12 years FREE Free Admission Every Sunday Free Admission the fourth Thursday of every month between 5:00-9:00 p.m. Parking $5 JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER Sign up for MOLAA's email announcements and receive information about exhibitions, educational programs and events.