There's Only One Remeber featuring The Birth of Venus|Opens April 29th 2016 at Expressiones Cultural Center|

The Birth of Venus will be presented as part of my solo exhibition at Expressiones Cultural Art Center in New London, Connecticut. This piece was inspired by my residency at the center and the history of this New England town. Especially the stories of The Underground Railroad and the quiltmakers who participated in the complicated networks of the that time that helped escaped slaves reach safer grounds where the could start a life of their own.    

I will also be exhibiting new works on paper that continue my exploration of connecting contemporary and outsider tendencies to create narratives that deal with memory and auto-biography in an abstract non-linear way.

All this along with a presentation of the memoir workshop I led with the 7th graders at the Dual Language and Arts Magnet Middle School in Waterford

The Birth of Venus, 2016 (detail)

The Birth of Venus, 2016 (detail)

The Birth of Venus, 2016 (detail)

The Birth of Venus, 2016 (detail)

The Birth of Venus, 2016 (detail)

The Birth of Venus, 2016 (detail)

The Birth of Venus, 2016 (detail)

The Birth of Venus, 2016 (detail)

The Birth of Venus, 2016 (detail)

Rafael Melendez