Exhibition: Geovany Uranda

Geovany Uranda (Art) is part of a new exhibition curated by GULCH Collective at Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. The mural, "Tres Fases," depicts mascaras adorned with the face masks that are now part of our daily routine during the pandemic. It is modeled after a fragment of an anthropomorphic brazier found at Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, UNAM, Mexico City. This reimagining represents the people that we see in our communities and evokes Chicana/o/x art tropes using Uranda's signature style. The mascaras not only symbolize the phases of our future, our present, our past, but also center blackness and peel the layers of whiteness back. The masks that accompany the mural were designed by Uranda and outsourced for production during the COVID-19 pandemic for a local company in Los Angeles. Much like the masks that were displayed in the museum's walls before, they show animal-like features. Different motifs from various sources were used as inspiration for these designs to create something that everyone can relate to.

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