Opening September 8th
Llano en Llamas
by Eva Salazar
September 8th – 22nd
Monday – Friday : 11am – 6pm
In her first solo show, Eva Salazar presents textile works created during a grieving process beginning in 2018, when repressed memories of trauma surfaced to reveal the continued abuse and sexual assault the artist suffered from the ages 6 to 11. In Mexico, 41% of female identifying people over the age of 15 have been sexually assaulted at least once (ENDIREH). In the last two years, a movement has sparked in Mexico and Latin America to end the violence against women. The work presented in this exhibition documents a response to this movement, escapulating Salazar’s radicalization through the subversion of Juan Rulfo’s iconic texts depicting Machismo and masculinity in Mexico. The urgent mark-making of the body prints contrasts the slow and delicate nature of the hand woven textile to create objects that are simultaneously artworks and protest banners: here is my body and my body is protest.
Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7pm
Join SITE galleries on Zoom for a loom-making workshop and Q&A with artist Eva Salazar on their practice and exhibition Llano en Llamas. This is a virtual event hosted via Zoom Webinar.
To watch and engage, click this link: https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/93984803407
Or join by phone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 939 8480 3407
International numbers available: https://saic-edu.zoom.us/u/acKBMtfDjB
Documentation from the exhibition and program will be shared here. Check back!