Hooks-Epstein Galleries presents Marcos Hernandez Chavez: "El baile de los que sobran" opening reception
Marcos Hernandez Chavez has developed his creative style over time as a result of his constant experimentation and transformation of everyday construction materials such as tar, sand, asphalt, and drywall sheets. In his most recent body of work, Chavez leans into finding new materials to create his pieces and often relies on an expressionist compositional origin for his artwork. His practice has evolved to focus on the use of fibers; he constructs wooden pegboards and weaves various colored strings, layering them until he can no longer entwine the pegs.
In this exhibition, entitled "El baile de los que sobran," which translates to “The dance of those left over,” Chavez means to create a more concrete emphasis on the subjects in his work, while showcasing the craft authorship and the human heritage that are inherent in each piece. He further delves into themes of labor, environmental issues, and economic and social disparity.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until May 26.