Early on during my residency at the Workhouse Arts Center I approached the then Director of Visual Arts, Sarah Sheppard (there's been 3 different people in the position in less than 2 years, which I'm sure says absolutely about the working environment, but I digress...) and curator (a position no longer in existence) Amy Lust with my idea. Both were very excited at the possibilities that a show like it could present the Workhouse in an increasingly diverse community. They graciously presented me with the format in which my proposal would need to be submitted.
Some time passed and I was eventually informed that my proposal was accepted. The Workhouse would take on my show Sueños Americanos and I would be involved in its development and execution. In spite of my reaching out to clarify my role in the show I found myself out of the loop in the show's evolution. The last bit of information expressed to me was that a juror, Laura Roulet, had been found. She is a fantastic and renowned independent curator and not one ounce of resentment is aimed at her. As a matter of fact, one of the things that saddens me most about being left out of this show is that I didn't get the opportunity to meet and work with her.
So without further ado, here's a bit of therapeutic bitchiness: