This reflection is also available as a zine.
This poignant exhibition contrasts heavy emotional content with soft shapes and highly saturated colors. Rosas highlights his Mexican roots and concepts of home and family through a combination of printmaking, soft sculpture, and installation.
The long gallery furnishes the space for contemplation that the work deserves. Attention to edges and negative space throughout the exhibition provide a softness and safety.
Playful imagery and a rainbow of colors invite the viewer in for reflection, while the topics of deportation, borders, and translation take center stage. Rosas brings forward messy unresolved systemic issues related immigration and frames them in a deeply personal way for public consideration.
Some works have no text and just indulge in play, color, and shape, which is also welcome.
Rosas is generous with his storytelling, sharing intimate reflections filtered through the mechanics of Google translation.
Squishy shapes and artificial grass invite closer inspection and indicate a care and concern for welcoming. Catch this show while you can!
Disclosure: I first me Edson Rosas as a co-worker from my time in the MCAD MFA program.