The Pink Elephant In The Room
This feminist series addresses sexism and racism, mixing languages of geometric abstraction, infographics, conceptualism and social practice. Inspired by the artist’s own family history, recent iterations in the series have focused especially on violence against women, including instruction-based wall paintings in which male painters are asked to meditate on global gender violence statistics before executing the work.
Images below are from several exhibitions of this ongoing series:
The Pink Elephant in the Room Disrupts Patterns with a Mix of Stubbornness and Unapologetic Didacticism / El Elefante Rosado en la Habitación Interrumpe Patrones con una Mezcla de Testarudez y Didactismo Impenintente. In These Creatures, at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Cindy Rehm. September 9 – November 23, 2019. Photo credit: Cindy Gillingham
El Elefante Rosado en la Habitación Aprende a Responder Agudamente ante Situaciones Hostiles / The Pink Elephant in the Room Learns to Respond Sharply to Hostile Situations. Mural painting, drawing and research. Included in “El Mañana no Existe,” curated by Lorena González at Beatriz Gil Galería in Caracas, Venezuela. On view Oct 18 – Feb 2019.
Project Room painting installation at Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles, 2015. Included in “Multifarious Abstraction,” curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill. Photo credit: Gene Ogami.