This exhibition features the work of Jessica Caldas, a Florida-based Puerto Rican artist and advocate. Visitors navigate the space in an immersive experience that mirrors the complexities of the stories and issues being explored, focusing on the generational struggles and triumphs of women. Caldas’ first solo museum exhibition incorporates paintings, drawings, collage, performance, and enormous soft sculpture installations — including a new sculpture, Milk Bath (Graces), created specifically for the space. The exhibition is complemented by writings by women from the artist’s life – family, members, mentors, and fellow artists who made an impact on the body of work, as well as artifacts from her artistic process.
The exhibition title, CORPUS DELICTI, translates from Latin as the “body of the crime." Legally the term means that requisite elements of a crime, such as a body, must be provided before an individual can be convicted. This title was chosen because the art of Jessica Caldas, in both spirit and form, seeks to provide evidence – of injustices that often go unspoken or seek to remain in darkness.
Jessica Caldas is a Florida-based Puerto Rican artist and advocate. Her artistic practice incorporates drawings, collage, sculpture, and performance into expansive mixed media works and immersive installations. In this exhibition, the viewer navigates the physical gallery space in an experience that mirrors the complexities of the stories and issues being explored, stories and issues that focus on the generational experiences of women; their struggles anpus Delicti, Caldas’ first solo museum exhibition, will feature a never-before-seen sculptural installation, as well as the realization of a monumental work, The Matriarch’s Timeline.
Exhibition runs troughs September 18, 2022
Gallery hours: Weds-Sun, 11am-4pm