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at Under the Bridge Art Space

North Miami, FL

November 20th, 2022 - January 22nd, 2023

ESPINA is a solo exhibition focusing on perceptions, experiences and transformations that culminated in rituals of healing and rebirth. I presented individual works that allude to the meditative process as a form of assessing loss during crisis.

Sopera (2022) was inspired by repetitive ritual movements created in the search for alleviation. On journeys to the ocean during the lock-down phase of the pandemic, I’d bring small objects in my pocket to lay and press onto the sand. Losing myself in this ritual led me to create endless combinations of patterns. This painting was made with photo-reactive dyes to make photograms on the canvas. I used stencils and imprints of fabrics at random to leave a ghostly image behind of this memory.

The exhibition also presented works created from imagined memories of my Cuban origins. In my Caribbean Landscape (2022) abstracts my concept of what a Caribbean landscape could contain, considering that I have never seen one in person. Both this sculpture and Amparo (2022) were created primarily from wax, a material I used as a vessel to carry natural items found in Latin-American and Caribbean healing rituals. The sculptures have wicks that were lit during the exhibition, alluding to the passage of time and transubstantiation.

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