unoxuno a solo projects by Puerto Rican artists Melissa Calderon and Miguel Trelles at El Museo del Barrio

New York - unoxuno is a series of solo projects for contemporary art at El Museo del Barrio. They focus on a single work or installation by a single artist or collaborative group. unoxuno presents the work of local artists in alternative public spaces at the museum, the lobby and El Café, for an entire year. Invited artists are asked to propose a work for these designated areas.

unoxuno: Melissa Calderon, El Museo Lobby

5 panels of The Arctic Meltdown, 1979 | 2000 | 2006 | 2007 | 2015 
Embroidered plywood, 2016.

Self-taught multimedia artist Melissa Calderón create bodies of conceptual work around themes exploring social and political landscapes; drawing upon historical and philosophical references of power, fragility and perception. Calderon’s new commission for El Museo’s Lobby coat check outlines the coastline of Puerto Rico through needle point and wood.

unoxuno: Miguel Trelles, El Café

Miguel Trelles is a Puerto Rican painter/printmaker actively engaged since 2006 in curating a yearly visual arts exhibition, Borimix, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Trelles’ own chino-latino painting series recontextualizes classic Chinese painting along with Pre-Columbian and Latin American imagery.

unoxuno a solo projects / January 11 – April 30, 2017