I am happy to share my upcoming show, with some new works, some recent work, at the awesome space Rhizome in Takoma Park neighborhood in Washington DC.
Here is the info:
Solo exhibition at Rhizome DC
Opening: Sunday, April 23rd , 4-7pm
Artist Talk, Music Perfomances by Travis Johns and Raw Silk
Open from April 23rd until May 28th 2017
Natural Order is the first solo exhibition by Costa Rican / Mexican artist Paulina Velázquez Solís in Washington DC. In this exhibition, notes and cues from personal experiences mix with an ongoing curiosity in the biological world, converging into shapes and variations within different subjects through media including drawings, sound installation and sculpture.
Some pieces grew from a collection of personal and observed transformations of the human/mammalian body, particularly in the changes that take place during pregnancy, postpartum and in the reproductive process in general. In other works, routine and the passage of time are registered in works like a diary of finger prints, which due to a skin condition have an inconsistent imprint, making them unreliable for identification.
Shifting the view into a microscopic perspective, a sound installation made in collaboration with sound artist Travis Johns, creates a habitable net of cell-like units that respond to their environment in a sonic inspired synapses.
Paulina Velázquez (1981, Mexico / Costa Rica). Lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.
Velázquez is a visual artist working with diverse media such as installation, sculpture, drawing and animation. Her work has been presented in places like Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, TEOR/éTica and Instituto México in Costa Rica. And she has shown internationally at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan, ExTeresa Arte Actual in México City, Museo de Arte in San Salvador, Torino Contemporanea in Italy, La Casa de las Américas in Havana, Cuba, Museum of the Americas in Washington DC, UCLA Biennial in Los Ángeles, Terrault Contemporary in Baltimore, SUNY Gallery in New Paltz, New York, Mission Cultural Center, Root Division, The Lab and the Berkeley Art Museum in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as various film festivals.
In 2010 she obtained an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute, under a Fulbright and PEO Peace Scholarship, and in 2008 she obtained her Licenciatura in Art and Visual Communication in Printmaking from Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica.
Travis Johns Sound artist and educator, occasionally known as VSLS and/or True French. Performs largely on electronics of his own design and build, usually at very loud volumes. Runs the audio electronics company VauxFlores, among other things.
Raw Silk Alexa Richardson and Ami Dang play electroacoustic, experimental music with cello, sitar, vocals, and electronics—long-form brain massage.
www.rhizomedc.org / 6950 Maple St NW, Washington DC.