The exhibition Xicana: Spiritual Reflections/Reflexíones Espiritúales features the works of six Bay Area Chicana artists who explore indigeneity through their lived experiences, artistic processes and aesthetic choices. These artists ground their work in the spiritual, and in so doing challenge conventional mainstream conceptions of Chicano art, both in the creative process and in the culminating artwork.
Chicano Art has traditionally dealt with themes of identity, immigration, cultural displacement and hybridity. This exhibition seeks to explore these themes from the realization that these artists reveal a cultural identity that is whole, with its own intact memories and traditions. This exhibition reflects a holistic and spiritual effort to portray a Chicana identity that can be lived by both artists and viewers.