Sat, Jun 03|
222 W 5th St
What We Leave / What We Take Rebecca Gonzales
Experimental artist Rebecca Gonzales creates a site-specific paper installation of her own body from a collection of words and stories, history, images and poems collected throughout her life.
Time & Location
Jun 03, 2023, 6:00 PM – Aug 05, 2023, 10:00 PM
222 W 5th St, 222 W 5th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, USA
About the Event
New Exhibition, Crear Studio’s fist visiting artist:
What We Leave / What We Take
June 3-August 5. 2023
We experience love and pain in our body, we hold history in our body, secrets and memories and joys in our body. The installation asks, "What is it?" and "where did you put it?"
Inspired by the trauma work of Bessel van der Kolk in The Body Keeps the Score and Resmaa Menakem's My Grandmother's Hands, experimental artist Rebecca Gonzales created a site-specific paper installation of her own body from a collection of words and stories, history, images and poems collected throughout her life. The audience is invited to contemplate the story of their body in a handmade wood and cloth confessional booth transcending life experiences through poetry on demand.
About the Artist:
Rebecca Gonzales is a multimedia artist, poet, book binder and mother from East Los Angeles. Her writing has been published in various publications such as the Mas Tequila Review and St. Sucia. She was the March 2014 winner of "The Poets of New York" series at the Bowery in New York City and exhibited handcrafted books in the collaborative installation A Book's Journey at Golden West College in 2019.
🗓️Confessional Poetry Reception & Artist Talk
12-4pm Gallery Open
3pm Artist Talk
Saturday, June 17th
Open hours during exhibition dates:
Thursdays & Fridays 4-8pm
1st Saturday Artwalk 6-10pm
By appointment all other days & times
This exhibition is supported in part by LMAC and Califronia Arts Council for more information, read the press release (link in bio) and/or email email@example.com