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'Ninguna Ballena es una Isla': Photographs by Angélica Escoto

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until September 12, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Athenaeum Art Center, 1955 Julian Ave., San Diego
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free

Exhibition Dates: July 10, 2021–September 12
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 10, 2021, 5–8 p.m.

35mm and medium format photographs from the Sea of Cortez, by artist Angélica Escoto.

Artist Statement:
“No Whale is an Island...the title of the bestiary that I present with the autobiographical series that I have built during the last fifteen years. I use this literary genre to add new visual pieces, and explain the processes I choose to put together and edit the narratives, which are characterized by their majestic geography and which have a nod to astrobiology. I developed the projects specifically in the beltline of the Baja California peninsula, where there is on the Pacific side, an island of sand that changes shape and size in just 24 hours, and on the Gulf of California, an impressive archipelago that has a Island that is an extinct volcano and that to climb it I had to kayak and swim through a whale channel.

Chance is always with me. My secret is to patiently collect the images that I come across on each trip, the images that I pursue when returning again and again to the same place, the images that I invent using my body and appropriating it to make a compendium of creatures in poignant, absurd situations. , fantastic and humorous. There’s no more. The bestiary has a wild entropy, an interior noise that repeats concepts, forms, desires and fears that arise from other possible realities, although in the end, like any classification, it would perhaps be marked by error, absence and otherness.”

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A work featured in the photography exhibition "Ninguna Ba...

Above: A work featured in the photography exhibition "Ninguna Ballena es una Isla," by Angélica Escoto, courtesy of the Athenaeum Art Center.


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