Wednesday, April 24, 2019

#FierceLatina @ Amazing Things Art Center

On view through May 11th at Amazing Things Art Center Framingham MA
#Sorrynotsorry Women have mastered the apology, but do they really have anything to apologize for? Sorry, but we don’t think so.
Unapologetic {Sorry}is a juried exhibition for all Women & Femme artists in our MetroWest community to showcase their work in Gallery160.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Nayda Cuevas @ Mosesian Center for the Arts

Perceptions of Self(ie) leverages art and technology to address equity, diversity and inclusion through a community building public art exhibition. The project challenges perceptions around art making accessibility in today’s digital age by utilizing the ubiquitous “selfie” in conjunction with the more traditional self-portrait art form – both of which are displayed side by side throughout the MCA galleries. The exhibition takes place in all three of our gallery spaces located throughout our 30,000sq ft facility and extends through the community with the installation of large-scale posters and banners designed to feature the broad array of faces on view in the Perceptions of Self(ie) exhibition.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Umbrella Center for the Arts- Migration Textile Exhibition

Artist statement
Since the beginning of the 20th century migration of Puerto Rican needleworkers had been appealing for women in Puerto Rico. Operation Bootstrap in the mid-1940s was program intended to contour the related non-sequential flows by further encouraging manufacturing facilities on the island and cheap labor migration to the mainland.
Hurricane Marias’ devastation in 2017 made PR visible to the rest of the mainland. A Washington Post article from March 2018 states, “Nearly 500,000 people left Puerto Rico for the mainland during the past decade according to Pew Research center…”

This Textile installation, Al Otro Lado del Charco/On the other side of the puddle, explores the everlasting historical significance and cultural tradition of the needle work “Mundillo of Puerto Rico.” As a means to encourage and uplift mundillo artisans, I closely worked and support needleworkers/artisans living in PR and the Disapora. I am interested in connecting with the generation of needleworkers in the mainland, whom continue to celebrate their culture and heritage by teaching, producing mundillo in and outside of PR.

Below are my collaborators:

Sandra I. Rodriguez
Elisa Vicenty
Any Hernandez
Hector L. Perez
Darlene Ramirez