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Art Sat May 16 2015

Noelle Garcia: LÁLDISH @ Ordinary Projects

ACRE, an artist residency and exhibition space, and Ordinary Projects, are presenting the artist Noelle Garcia, in her installment, LÁLDISH, as a 2014 ACRE summer resident. The exhibit opened last weekend at Mana Contemporary (2233 S. Throop, 5th floor).

The exhibition includes an exploration of parental connection, her father's history, documents, and Native American lineage. "My father died at age 64. Convicted of murder at the age of 25 (while intoxicated) my father spent the majority of his life in prison", explains Garcia in her statement concerning the specific project. A string of emails exploring her fathers life and official records allow Garcia to create a connection between her and her estranged father.

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"The only information I have is as follows:
Walter Garcia #7773 (DOB 11/17/35)
ON 8/19/55, WALTER GARCIA WAS DRINKING WITH THE VICTIM IN A LOCAL BAR IN ELKO, NEVADA. THE VICTIM, WHO HAD BEEN DRINKING HEAVILY, BECAME QUITE BELLIGERENT. WHEN GARCIA ATTEMPTED TO LEAVE THE AREA, THE VICTIM GOT INTO HIS CAR AND REFUSED TO LEAVE. GARCIA DROVE THE VICTIM TO THE CITY DUMP AND FORCED HIM OUT OF THE CAR. WHEN THE VICTIM TRIED TO THE VEHICLE, GARCIA REACHED INTO THE BACK SEAT, OBTAINING A 30-30 RIFLE, AND SHOT THE VICTIM IN THE HEAD, KILLING HIM INSTANTLY.

In 12/18/59
Paroled 4/12/83
In 5/21/85
Paroled 2/16/87
In 7/5/88
Paroled 8/12/88
In 12/26/88
Paroled 3/28/91
In 9/13/91
Paroled 8/28/93
In 3/18/94
Paroled 2/3/95
In 1/15/97
Paroled 3/9/98
Discharged 1/16/99

"noelle" 3/8/2010 8:39pm
I am trying to find out some information on my deceased father. I would just like to find out why he was incarcerated and for how long. How do i go about ordering official records from NDOC?

My father's info:
Walter Ernest Garcia
Birth Date: 11/171935
Offender ID: # 7773

Thank You
Noelle Garcia"

Born in Reno, Nevada, visual artist Noelle Garcia is a multimedia artist who focuses on themes such as identity, family dynamics and the American Indian experience. Currently living in Chicago, Garcia works with fiber media, bead work, soft sculpture, basketry and painting. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Additionally, Garcia has received several awards such as the American Indian Graduate Center Elizabeth Furbur Fellowship, the Emilie Hesmeyer Memorial Award and the Barna Memorial Award.

Ordinary Projects is an exhibition space and curatorial project that presents performance, installation and other forms of non-traditional work.

ACRE is an arts community cooperative, and residency program located in rural southwest Wisconsin. ACRE supports artists by providing venues for exhibitions, exchange, collaborative platforms, and projects.

LÁLDISH will be on view until May 31 at Mana Contemporary, .2233 S Throop St, 5th floor.

 
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