With Hands Like Bootsoles

a solo exhibition by lucia Garzón @ dvaa

Exhibition Runs: July 7th - July 28th, 2019


public Opening Reception:

Friday, July 7th, 6-8pm

About the exhibition:

With Hands Like Bootsoles is a solo exhibition of work by Joseph Robert Foundation Artist Prize recipient, Lucia Garzón whose work investigates the intersection between her personal experiences as first generation and the experiences of her family who immigrated from Colombia and Italy. Through the exploration of print, sculpture, and textiles she addresses her place as a queer woman operating within many different cultures and identities. Her work comments on the complexities of living in the margins of these communities while trying to understand and honor the dense histories of her family.

About the Artist:

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.