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PREORDER - Ships in April, 2020

 

These mini glass bottles are filled with red hand-dyed rice from my performance piece, EEUU/America (2019), originally performed by Neimyiah Whittley at Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in Philadelphia. 

 

 

Proceeds from sales will allow me to continue hiring performers for new projects and expand my creative practice.

 

Package includes 1 rice-filled bottle with signed and numbered certificate of authenticity. 

 

Approximate Bottle Size

Height: 6cm/2.4"

Diameter: 2.3cm/0.9"

 

Bottle Material: Glass

 

About the Performance

In my work I explore themes of sexuality, identity, and anthropocenic anxieties.

 

EEUU/America is part of a series of work which pays homage to my Mexican heritage. My choice of materials, rice and straws, comes from the euphemistic expression arroz con popote (to eat rice pudding with a straw/phallus). It's Mexican slang used to describe that someone is homosexual, with or without any intention to offend. "He likes el arroz con popote."

 

America further explores issues of injustice in the USA, where I've lived for over a decade. This piece brings together my heritage with the culture I'm now surrounded by. The original performer, Neimyiah Whittley (b. Milwaukee, WI), also a queer person of color, was invited to use this performance opportunity as an outlet to reflect on injustices they themselves have faced in an increasingly toxic sociopolitical climate.

 

Artwork Exhibition History

2019 - 14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, William Way LGBT Community Center Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Juror: James Claiborne, independent curator and Public Programming Manager, African American Museum, Philadelphia)

 

2019 - 215 | 610 CONTEMPORARY: Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, Art Gallery, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA (Juror: Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum)

 

Awards

2019 - William Way LGBT Community Center's 14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition Award, Juror: James Claiborne, Philadelphia, PA

 

Contact me with questions or video purchase/exhibition requests.

 

 

Mini Glass Bottle Filled with Rice from Performance EEUU/America

SKU: 20190803MGJ
$25.00Price
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