ON VIEW THRU OCTOBER 7, 2023: Four exhibitions, one space!
Front BOX: “Beautropism | Elias John Lytton and Angel Quesada“ — Elias John Lytton and Angel Quesada incorporate flowers into their respective paintings as a jumping-off point to examine perception and the body’s interaction with beauty as it aligns with divinity, which is vital to humanity.
Window BOX: “Los dos amigos | Marcos Hernández Chávez“ — Using self-built peg boards, Marcos Hernández Chávez weaves expressionist and now figurative compositions with various spools of wool yarn. This diptych in particular is an attempt to weave various historical, personal and social contexts in between the imagery.
Upstairs BOX: “#SueñoAmericano | Lauren Cárdenas“ — Lauren Cárdenas questions the reality of the “American Dream” through a series of images of sunrises and sunsets taken through airplane windows, printed on the wrappers of Kraft American Singles, and encased in plexiglass windows created by the artist. After walking for months to escape danger in their home countries, Latin American refugees seeking the “American Dream” has been met by deportment, racism, and their families severed. Many were put on planes and given an American cheese sandwich, one of the most processed, commercialized, and symbolically, “American” things in this country.