somatic significations


Feb 2, 2018 to Feb 23, 2018
06:00 PM until 09:00 PM


Curated by Kara Q. Smith, featuring artists Sofia Cordova, Xandra Ibarra, Yetunde Olagbaju.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 2018, 6-9 PM

Closing Reception: Friday, February 23, 2018, 6-9 PM

The three artists in somatic significations consider the transformative agency of subjectivity through their interdisciplinary practices. Sofía Cordova, Xandra Ibarra, and Yetunde Olagbaju reject, reconstruct, and recover narratives of identity using a wide range of media. Connecting their complex creative processes is an underlying emphasis on performativity.

Performance enables the artists to traverse between the internal (personal) and external (environment) to generate new translations of past, present, and future. Works included in this exhibition engage and transcend the corporeal to underscore themes of ritual, identity, and visibility. Taken together they bring forth radical and vulnerable understandings of self, time, and place at a moment when new agency and significations are desperately needed to reconcile a landscape of turmoil and inequity.— Kara Q. Smith, curator




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