In This House We Are All Buried Alive Opening Reception

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Celebrate the opening reception of Paola de la Calle’s In This House We Are All Buried Alive on Friday, July 28, 7:30–10:00 PM PST.

Drawing inspiration from Colombian poet María Mercedes Carranza’s piece “La Patria” (“The Motherland”), De la Calle threads together personal and collective memory to repair the ruptures of historical amnesia.

Through her multidisciplinary practice, her debut solo exhibition examines the relationship between power and memory. What becomes the memory of a culture? Of a family? Who benefits when memories are forgotten?

The opening reception is a free, all ages event; $10 suggested donation graciously appreciated and supports SOMArts exhibitions and programs, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Image courtesy of the artist

About Paola de la Calle
Paola de la Calle
is a Colombian-American multidisciplinary artist whose work examines home, identity, borders, and nostalgia through the use of textiles, printmaking, and sculpture. In her practice, De la Calle combines photographs sourced from family albums and found images which she prints on textiles, as well as poetic texts, paintings made with coffee instead of paint, and found objects, to mine the aesthetics of nostalgia and examine the socio-political relationship between the United States and Colombia.

She is a graduate of the New York Foundation of the Arts Immigrant Artist Program in 2019 and the lead artist for the Caravan for the Children Campaign as part of her residency with Galeria de la Raza in 2020. She’s a KALA Fellowship Award recipient and currently Artist-in-Residence at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. She’s been featured on Hyperallergic’s “A View from the Easel”, NPR, The Boston Art Review, and VOGUE among others.

Accessibility information
SOMArts is wheelchair accessible, and in proximity to several nearby public transportation stops. SOMArts does not have automatic doors at its Main Entrance.

Two accessible parking spots are available on-site during regular gallery hours and most events, except when signs are posted and the back area lot is being used for artistic programming. For more detailed information regarding accessibility at SOMArts, contact in[email protected] with any related requests, questions or concerns.

Artwork credit: Paola de la Calle, Remnants (Lo Que Quedo), 2023. Image courtesy of the artist.

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