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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.
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 29 | Community reception, 5-7 pm
March 11 | Exhibition artists panel, 2-3:30 pm, Berry Library
Ellison Campus Center, North Campus
1 Meier Drive, Salem, MA 01970
Karen A Gahagan