Layer Cake: Tales from a Quinceañera
September 8 - October 28, 2009
Reception: September 10 and September 15
If asked what Quinceañera means, a celebrant will likely answer: “I’m going from being a girl to being a woman,” but in today’s America of mixed moral, spiritual and cultural messages, coming-of-age is increasingly complicated. Layer Cake
features a tight assemblage of artists who capture the fantastic confusion of this fifteenth birthday ritual through personal stories – real or imagined – that speak to some facet of the tradition’s greater narrative. Explore the tension, delight, embarrassment, desire, joy, pride, confusion and beauty inherent in the celebration during National Latino Heritage month.
Curated by Camille Morgan.
Review of Layer Cake by Bonnie Jean Adams, Chicago Culture & Events Examiner