Cloaked and Revealed: Sculptural Paintings by Marela Zacarias

May 9 - June 22, 2014

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Billowing clouds of what appears to be stiffened fabric envelop everyday objects (televisions, tricycles, swings) or float across walls. Painted in bold, geometric patterns inspired by world textiles and by the great muralists of Mexico and the WPA, these hybrid objects scramble the categories of art and life, past and present, painting and sculpture.

Marela Zacarías (b. 1978, Mexico City, Mexico) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She earned a BA from Kenyon College (2000) and an MFA from Hunter College (2012). She has been a resident at the Willowell Foundation (2013), Vermont Studio Center (2011), Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs (2009-10), Central Connecticut State University, New Britain (2003-05), and the Corcoran School of Art, Washington (2001-02). Her work has been included in the exhibitions After the Object, Y Gallery, New York (2013); Supple Beat, Brooklyn Museum of Art (2013); Clean Up, Wassaic Project, New York (2012); S-Files Biennial, El Museo del Barrio (2012); among others. She has painted and taught mural art in the United States, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Related Events

May 9 — Members’ Opening Reception for New Exhibits
June 5 — Artist Talk: Marela Zacarias