Helsinki

GLADYS CAMILO: THROUGH THE MIRE

GLADYS CAMILO: THROUGH THE MIRE

Sep

16

Fri

23:57 – 23:57

3–8°C

broken clouds

16-30 September, 2022
Fridays 14-19  Sat-Sun 12-17
Opening: 15 September starting at 18

The works in the exhibition are a collection of experiences, feelings and memories of belonging and the invisible aggressions in everyday life. The body of work combines quilts, paintings, sketches, and photographs. Memory, functioning as a focal point in my artistic methodology.

Gladys Camilo (b. Compton, CA) is a visual artist, cultural worker, curator, and DJ. She is interested in the intersections of identity and trauma, collective feeling and the fostering of safer spaces to explore vulnerability and co-care are also important in her work. Her visual works—often taking the form of paintings, textiles, and writing—tend to be very intuitive, impulsive, and driven by emotion. Collecting and archiving practices are one way she gets situated in different contexts, and these materials regularly inform her work. She’s been reflecting on found imagery from flea markets, online archives and personal family documentation in order to flesh out forgotten memories, feelings and faces—and reinvent new realities.  She is also currently interested in interrogating methodologies for working sustainably when creating artworks. This often means repurposing “waste” materials related to natural dyes; mending and reusing fabrics; and seeking ways to create soft and cosy forms that care for, and prompt self-care, for the (artist) user / wearer. 

gladyscamilo.com

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Fri 16 Sep 2022 – 30 Sep 2022 Closed today

3–8°C

broken clouds

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