The University Art Gallery is delighted to present Somos by multimedia artist Edgar Reyes, on view in the University Art Gallery through October 15.
In Somos, the personal and specific become communal. Images of loved ones, of remembered places, are filtered, layered and abstracted. Printed on chiffon or canvas, the images float in the air or drape the wall. Places and people from the past are honored, held on to, and shared. In other pieces, vividly colored abstractions repeat motifs drawn from traditional Mesoamerican and Mexican artwork, or present new patterns representative of a common experience. Images of plants, native and non-native, cultivated in a family garden or at large agricultural scale, weave through the exhibition, emblematic of displacement and exploitation, but also of home and resilience.