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Awaken: Conjuring Our Tomorrow
February 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 13, 2020
Awaken: Conjuring Our Tomorrow is a group exhibition curated by Allison Maria Rodriguez featuring Latina artists exploring climate justice issues in their practice. The works in this exhibition navigate a space in between the mathematical and the fantastical. In the wake of the atrocities that continue to be inflicted upon our earth, this exhibition suggests that we must harness the power of both science and magic in order to generate the prospect of a collective future. From computer programming to oil painting, these artists use the mechanics of storytelling and human curiosity to investigate our spiritual (dis)connection to the planet, to highlight the political implications of our cumulative paralysis, and to envision the possibility of another tomorrow.
Artists in the exhibition: Tatiana Arocha, Krista Caballero, Nayda Cuevas, Raquel Fornasaro, Lina Maria Giraldo, Dinora Justice, Evelyn Rydz, and Ana Maria Velasco
Allison Maria Rodriguez is a first-generation Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist working predominantly in video installation. She creates immersive experiential spaces that challenge conventional ways of knowing and understanding the world. Her work focuses extensively on climate change, species extinction and the interconnectivity of existence. Through video, performance, digital animation, photography, drawing, collage and installation, Rodriguez merges and blends mediums to create new pictorial spaces for aesthetic, emotional and conceptual exploration.
February 19 – Curator Talk, 12:30 -1:30 pm
February 19 – Opening Reception, 2-4 pm
February 29 – Community Reception, 5-7 pm
The gallery is open 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Additional information: www.salemstate.edu/arts