Aplacados – entre cascos percutidos y bardas
Solo exhibition by Miguel A. Aragón
As an artist I relate to this idea of pursuing a goal that is only based on potential, no concrete evidence exist that my work will function, and along the way many mistakes and failures are encountered; however, I must push through all of these because I have a belief.
Beginning with the idea of erasure as language, I concentrate on the use of processes that are reductive in nature to create my work. Any form of erasure, however violently destructive, can be seen as constructive in some way; something comes through the destruction, the negation of an image is not actually nothing. The negation takes its form from an erasure of a particular image. It is my intention to transform the image, through erasure, from crude and unbearable into a more beguiling or subtle form for presenting disturbing images; the void thus becomes a space nurturing memory of what was there before engaging the viewer into a more lasting experience with this difficult subject matter. What I am looking for, as a result of these deletions is not to forget the horrific crimes these images convey; rather, I am searching for an understanding of what has happened by acquiring a sense of catharsis.
Through my work I continue the exploration of trying to capture and freeze a specific moment, the marks of time, conveying the transitory nature of memory, reflecting on the process of recollection, fading memory and alluding to the transitory nature of human existence.
Representations of the visible will always show residues and traces of the invisible; the images I create connect the spheres of what can be seen and what can be only intuited.
Opening Reception: September 21, 7-9 pm.
SNAP is a public gallery so admission to our exhibitions is always free!
10123 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9
September 21, 2018 - October 20, 2018