(Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA)
Immigration Nation II builds on the theme of Valdez's recent collaborative community Art Project titled Immigration Nation. Using the suitcase as a vehicle to tell the stories of the many immigrants that form the United States.
As an immigrant herself, Valdez explores the theme of the immigrant and the impact of their journeys from a personal perspective. Her work recalls and investigates the difficult road endured by those seeking and rootedness of home.
Immigration Nation II was also exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for Memorial Day week on 2018.