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manuel arturo abreu: Salomon

October 9, 2021 - November 20, 2021

Free
In the corner of a bedroom, writing in Spanish (e.g. "Murio Buenachon," "Cola Monga") sprawls the wall above a headboard, and around a hat, a bag, and a blue shirt hanging on hooks in the wall.

The birds (priests of dust) called it: a lover is a phone with wings, not a cord. When the line goes dead, the knowing look loses the shape of each eye. There was a final dove that was not allowed to cross the rain. The illusion of you is subtle: your tiny mother held you by a string as you gulped light, spitting it back out Nauman-style but each drop became a fish. When Vardaman said My mother is a fish you know he was talking about you, when you cried during assembly and said “my mother is dead” after a harmless yo mama joke. The spirit of your ancestor who lost her parents very young had stepped in.

Veronica presents Salomon, a solo exhibition by Portland-based Dominican artist manuel arturo abreu which explores the slippage between theophany (god manifestations), automatism, and genealogy.

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Raised in the Bronx, manuel arturo abreu is a Dominican non-disciplinary artist working with what is at hand in a process of magical thinking, with attention to ritual aspects of aesthetics. They have lived and worked in Portland, OR since 2009. With Victoria Anne Reis, they co-founded and co-run home school, a free pop-up art school in Portland in its sixth year of genre-nonconforming edutainment curriculum.

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Opening: Saturday October 9, 2-5pm
make an appointment for 10/9: https://calendly.com/veronica-seattle/15min

Gallery hours: October 9 – November 20, 2021, Saturdays 2-5pm
make an appointment for after 10/9: https://calendly.com/veronica-seattle/30min

Details

Start:
October 9, 2021
End:
November 20, 2021
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Veronica
Phone:
2063993594
Email:
info@veronica-projectspace.com
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Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible, Service Animals allowed
Diversity
BIPOC-owned, BIPOC-curated, BIPOC artist(s), Women-owned, Women curated, LGBTQIA+ artist(s)
Event Type
Visual Art
Visitor Info
Open

Venue

Veronica
2915 Rainier Avenue South, Suite 12b
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Phone:
2063993594
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