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This month, Jerome Reyes explores the stories behind the work of another native San Franciscan artist and educator, Leo Valledor. Reyes takes an intimate look at two of Valledor’s works, Skeedo (1965) and For M (1966).
Reyes is an artist-researcher whose work straddles architecture and cultural difference, installation, text, time-based media, and long-term pedagogical initiatives. He’s received residencies and awards from numerous institutions, including the National Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; Gwangju Biennale Foundation; Seoul Museum of Art; Creative Work Fund; and the Center for Cultural Innovation, and was granted the 2016 Artist-in-Residence Award at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He is faculty at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts and works between Seoul and his native San Francisco.