Curated by Liz Munsel. Featuring Jessica Mein, Daniela Rivera, María Rondeau, Johanna Unzueta, Ingrid De Aguiar Sanchez
In 1979, the Chilean artist Lotty Rosenfeld created the “art action” A Mile of Crosses on The Pavementby intersecting the dotted lines of a Santiago street with sections of white tape. In doing so, she disrupted any ambivalence to the forces that direct movement in the city, and refused a singular reading of even the most innocuous of signs.
Everyday Angles is an exhibition of five Latin American women artists currently living in Boston and New York. Like Rosenfeld, they each incite visual re-readings of public spaces and ordinary architectural elements. Inspired by, yet removed, from their cities of origin, a distancing from the familiar enables their fresh-eyed, critical perspectives. Mein’s billboards works, Rivera’s knit street line, Unzueta’s felt hardware, Rondeau’s tactile cityscape, and Sanchez’s hand-printed walls all borrow their forms from the organized architecture and grids of urban environments, but they engender the ominous authority of such commanding structures with evidence of human touch.