April 5 2015
“Out of the few places I have lived I’ve never felt so right within a community. My relationship to the lifestyle, the people, and the cultural aesthetic that has been created by the working class community of East LA is what inspires me.”
Catherine Roif is a 27 year old Cuban/ Transylvanian artist who moved to Highland Park a few years ago from Miami.
This work is about Catherine’s experience within this community. There will be a variety of new photo work along with her own version of a neighborhood dollar store that she has created by collecting novelty items in the area. She will also be debuting fresh off the press “MAMI MIAMI: cassette mixtapes” from a boombox that 76 year old Chico traded her, the only other Cuban on her block.