THE ARTIST’S PROCESS: In Conversation with Marela Zacarias
Thursday, April 18
Born in Mexico City in 1978, Marela Zacarias began her career as a muralist. As she shifted away from figurative painting, Zacarias looked to abstraction to transform walls into three dimensional space. Her resulting wall-mounted painted sculptures undulate and burst out in unruly ways, creating a unique expression of movement and color.
In this special presentation, Zacarias will discuss her labor-intensive process as well as her interest and concern in site specificity, socially committed history and current events. A passionate storyteller, the artist will also reflect on the balance of narration and abstraction and the challenge she offers her audience in asking, “What is this about?”
Zacarias has held solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Brattleboro Museum in Vermont, and The National Arts Club. She has received large scale site-specific commissions from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Facebook, and the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico.