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Tomás Rivas: Provincia
May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Source Gallery presents Provincia, a site-specific installation by Tomás Rivas.
Provincia refers to a hill in the Andes that is visible from the central valley of Santiago in Chile. In historical terms, the word “provincial” also denotes the conquered territory of the Roman Empire outside of Italy. Provincia aims to draw attention to the relationship between local and global culture, as well as to the modes in which images and spaces are consumed and read in a mestizo context, such as in the United States. Tomás Rivas’s work investigates the ornamental components of classical Western architecture. At Open Source, the artist has chosen to focus on decorative details that are considered marginal in the context of these monumental structures. Rivas will use a wide range of cultural connotations to produce a new work that will integrate wall drawings, paper drawings and objects for a total transformation of the space.