With Hands Like Bootsoles
Solo Exhibition of work by JRF Artist Prize recipient, Lucia Garzón
On View: July 7th - 28th, 2019
Reception: July 7th, 6pm - 8pm
“My work investigates the intersection between my personal experiences as first generation and the experiences of my family who immigrated from Colombia and Italy. Through my exploration of print, sculpture, and textiles I address my place as a queer woman operating within many different cultures and identities. My work comments on the complexities of living in the margins of these communities while trying to understand and honor the dense histories of my family which lead me here. Immigration, labor, and personal identity are main themes of my practice, as I often base my work upon stories and experiences from my father and grandfather who were the first in my family to navigate a new life and culture in the United States. I often explore the social and political acts of service provided by marginalized people through the lens of my family, allowing me to highlight the importance of knowing and celebrating my history”
Lucia Garzon is a queer first generation Colombian American multidisciplinary artist who received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2018. Lucia’s work talks about the intersectionality between identity and culture through personal experience as a child of Immigrants. Focusing around the themes of labor, immigration, and family identity, Lucia navigates through personal narratives about her family arriving and creating foundation in the United States. Working mainly in performance and installation Lucia aims to shed light on the often invisible and silent stories of South and Central American immigrants. Lucia is currently living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Lucia Garzón is the winner of the DVAA open call for a grant-funded solo exhibition — generously funded by a donation from the Joseph Robert Foundation.