Feb. 6 Closing Reception for Expresiones Latinx I, Gallery at 14 Maple

Please join Morris Arts for the closing reception of the Gallery at 14 Maple exhibit, Expresiones Latinx I on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 6-8pm, at the Gallery, a distinctive space located on the 3rd floor of the LEED certified “green” building at 14 Maple Ave., Morristown.

Curated by Virginia Fabbri Butera, PhD, and Will Suarez, MFA, this is one of two paired exhibits conceived as part of LatinX ConeXiones, a project of the nearly 30 cultural organizations in the Arts & Culture Collaborative, showcasing the arts and culture of Latinx artists in Morris County.

Expresiones Latinx I focuses on the themes of Nature/Environment; Dreams; Barriers; Love; Dance; Music; Sports; and The Streets, complementing related themes (such as Home, Family, Memories, Places, Religion, etc.) which were highlighted in a “sister” exhibit, Expresiones Latinx II (now closed), also curated by Butera and Suarez.

The exhibit features works by the following 21 artists: Luis Alves (South Orange), Josephine Barreiro (Springfield), Gregg Bautista (Metuchen), José Camacho (Montclair), Marcela Claros (Glen Rock), Santiago Cohen (Jersey City), Carlos M. Frias (Bloomfield), Luz H. Gallo (Towaco), Juan C. Giraldo (Paterson) , France Garrido (Weehawken), Luis Jesús Martínez Piar (Mine Hill), Maria José Navas-Espinal (Madison), David Oquendo (Landing), Walter F. Rodriguez (Budd Lake), Nancy Saleme (Brooklyn)/Patricia Cazorla (Brooklyn), Will Suarez (Bloomfield), Jhoan Sebastian Tamayo (Jersey City), Raúl Villarreal (Gainesville, FL), M. H. Yaghooti (Jersey City) and Layqa Nuna Yawar (Newark). Their artworks reflect each artist’s unique vision and mode of expression filtered through the lens of the Latinx experience.

“This is a wonderful chance for people to learn more about how our Latinx neighbors are responding visually to their myriad experiences in the United States as someone who is a recent newcomer or someone with deep roots here,” said curator Ginny Butera. Will Suarez and I are thrilled by the intensity of meaning that emerged from the colors, forms, subject matters and styles as we were looking at work by dozens of New Jersey Latinx artists. Come and be amazed!”

Morris Arts gratefully acknowledges support for this exhibit,
with partnership from

 

 

and additional support from:

 

 

 

The exhibit is open to the public Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm and by appointment, and will remain on display until February 19, 2020. Visit www.morrisarts.org or call (973) 285-5115 for additional information. The Gallery at 14 Maple is a barrier-free facility. Individuals needing special accommodation should contact Kaity DeLaura at (973) 285-5115, x 14 or kdelaura@morrisarts.org.