April 1 – April 22, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: April 1, 2016, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Gabrielle Velez, Edgar Reyes, Irvin Morazan, Ricardo Ruiz, Nicoletta De La Brown, Krissty Batres, Jorge Galvan, Ryan Flores, René Treviño, and Justin Zachary
curated by Ashley Delara DeHoyos
TRACES, Ni de aquí, Ni de allá (neither here, nor there) reflects the cultural complexities of Latinidad and examines the aesthetic values and characteristics of producing work under the Latin American umbrella. Featuring the work of ten artists currently living in Maryland, Virginia, Texas and Pennsylvania with diverse familia heritage across the Latin American diaspora–from Mexico, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Panama, California, New York and Texas.
Focused in Baltimore, a city too often defined by a limited, black-and-white conversation with regards to identity, TRACES intends to reframe the conversation and broaden its parameters. By shining light on the emerging Latin American population and contemporary art scene, TRACES aims to facilitate needed discourse around the Latin American experience in the United States and issues relating to cultural essentialism, acculturation, and assimilation.
Through visual art and performance, TRACES unpacks the connections between one’s environment, heritage, and experience. Using digital media, photography, sculpture, fiber, and other approaches, the artists investigate traces of their own histories and influences in relation to current art trends.
Live performance by Nicoletta De La Brown
April 1 | 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Friday April 1, 2016
Sancocho Private preview and Intimate Discussion in the Gallery 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Opening Reception 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Live performances by Krissty Batres & Nicoletta De La Brown
APRIL 17, 2016
Unraveling the Complexities a Cultural Roundtable
2:00PM – 5:00PM