Virtual Artist Talk with Cherish Marquez
December 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join exhibiting artist Cherish Marquez in a virtual conversation with Union Hall’s Chief Curator Ari Myers as they discuss the concept and inspiration behind Cherish’s show at Union Hall, Voices of the Desert. Please register for this event through the link.
About the artist
Cherish Marquez (b. 1989 El Paso, TX, USA) spent her childhood in Sierra Blanca, TX, and adult life in Las Cruces, NM. Currently, she lives and works in Denver, Colorado. She holds a BA in Fine Arts and Creative Writing at the New Mexico State University and an MFA in Emergent Digital Practices from the University of Denver. She is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on digital media. Her work explores environmental justice, mysticism, mental health, and queer identities, and healing from generational trauma. Reflecting on the corporeality between the physical and the metaphysical, her work allows the viewer to navigate through a fictional landscape of uncanny beauty, danger, redemption, and the unknown. Working in digital fabrication, game design, and wearables, her work operates from a queer Latinx perspective and is heavily subjected to speculative futurism. Cherish Marquez challenges viewers in questioning their connection with themselves and the world around them, hoping to guide them to acknowledge the relationships we have with the natural world and the digital world.
Voices of the Desert will be on view at Union Hall through January 8, 2022. You can visit during gallery open hours Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6 pm. No reservations required.
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