No burden as heavy’ Opening Reception at David Castillo Gallery

Wed 14 Jun, 2017

No burden as heavy is a group exhibition with works by Sanford Biggers, Kate Gilmore, Quisqueya Henriquez, Pepe Mar, Jillian Mayer, Robert Melee, Christina Quarles, Carlos Rolón/ Dzine, Xaviera Simmons, Shinique Smith and Wendy White.

It considers the weight of history, invoking the present as a landscape imprinted upon by the gestures, values and practices of the past. The exhibition traces the digressing nature of historical narrative as the malleable material of contemporary interpretation, able to be revisited, remembered and redefined through individual and collective reference. French philosopher Paul Valéry cautioned towards the susceptibility of history saying “History is the most dangerous product that the chemistry of the intellect has invented… History can justify anything(…)”

Exhibition on view through Aug 31, 2017

David Castillo Gallery
420 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

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