Patricio DeLara | Supermarket
An exhibition of work by studio 400 artist DeLara presented by Graves Foundation at the their Creating Change Gallery
Think about your lifelines. The invisibly visible goods, systems and services that you rely on every single day of your life. How many of us know what happens backstage in the production of our basic nourishment? Imagine if all grocery stores disappeared tomorrow; it’s safe to say many of us would be left in panic. This exhibition is a conversation that observes a portion of these unheeded structures that dictate so much of our lives. Through a fusion of painting and multi-sensory components, these playful grenades disturb a seemingly mundane and innocently necessary arena. It’s a place we’ve all been, yet might not stop to think what lies beneath. There’s no better place to start than common ground, and that ground is the Supermarket.
Please pre-register for the Sept 21st Opening Reception to ensure proper social distancing.
About the Artist
Patricio DeLara is a Mexican-born creative currently based in Minneapolis, and a member of Studio 400. He works alongside Greta Kotz as the Assistant Graphic Design Lab Lead in the heart of North Minneapolis at Juxtaposition Arts.
About the Creating Change Gallery
This winter The Graves Foundation launched a youth led gallery initiative in our office in the Midtown Global Market. Through investment and space, The Creating Change Gallery at Graves Foundation supports emerging youth artists in Minneapolis to share stories and develop their skills in exhibiting work.
Each quarter, a teaching artist and an emerging artist from Hennepin County collaborate in an exhibition in the gallery. Mentors for the first year include Ryan Stopera, Donald Thomas, Candida Gonzalez, and Leslie Barlow. Graves hopes to engage intergenerational conversations and connections through the gallery opening event and 3 month installation for each artist, as well within the mentorship process.
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