Daydream Nation is a group exhibition curated by Mandujano/Cell at the gallery space of CURRO
The exhibition is composed of five LA-based artists addressing identity issues and tracing an alternative sense of community through music, cinema, literature, art history, counterculture and personal experiences.
Alex Andrew Sanchez departs from an introspective exploration of the materials of painting and its memories in California to question common LA culture elements.
Juan Capistrans photographic, text-based series creates a conversation between antiheroes quotations and graffiti slogans blended into mundane landscapes.
The work of Rochele Gomez illuminates a perspective on the dialogue between the language of the visual arts and the experience of everyday life, inspired by the ability to convey the rawness of thought in subtle manners and the subjective positions she inhabits.
Based on the symbolism of triangle figure, Hazel Mandujano creates a diagram of the meridian of existence and non-existence. Each drawing has a grid system with a phrase or song lyric in each square that pinpoints a moment, a rupture in her memory and psyche.
Vincent Ramos installation deals with Mexican-American/Chicano history and larger notions of cultural assimilation, creating a presence in the physical space through Lee Trevino golf balls.
The artists start from marginal narratives to construct an idea of non-fixed identity that can propagate to new models of cooperation.
by Alejandro Cámara Frías