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Paula Castillo: Clementina & Geniosos, Manitos y Monos
August 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kouri + Corrao is proud to present Paula Castillo’s solo show Clementina, opening on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 5-7 pm.
Castillo’s show consists of two groupings. The first, “Clementina,” from Latin for peaceful and compassionate, comprises six medium-to-large wall and pedestal sculptures. The second grouping, “Geniosos, Manitos y Monos” (Dirty Lookers, Little Brothers and Sisters and Monkeys) includes seven small and peculiar sculptures.
“The pieces in “Clementina” represent my creative responses to fragile protrusions and remnants of this region we call New Mexico, reflecting on intersectional experiences with language, power, identity, the natural and built environment, and their subsequent diasporas and erosions,” said Castillo. “I completed the pieces in the second grouping during the last five years, during which time I cared for elderly family members and taught art to young children in my hometown of Belén, New Mexico. I worked on them almost subconsciously when I had time to escape for a moment to be creative at random pauses in the cycle of caring for and teaching others.”
Join us for a champagne reception on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 5-7 pm. The show runs through September 24, 2022.