https://www.laisunkeane.com/jessicaalazrakiandbryanburk LaiSun Kean
460C Harrison Ave C8A
Boston, MA 02118
LaiSun Keane is pleased to present Jessica Alazraki and Bryan Burk exhibition from January 27 through February 27, 2022.
Opening Reception will be held on February 4, 2022 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
The two artists will be present during the opening reception. Please come and celebrate our new exhibition!
As a Mexican woman living in New York City, I feel it is my responsibility to open up a dialogue about immigrants. My work intends to bring Latinx life into contemporary art by celebrating the culture and highlighting family values. The narrative shows interior domestic scenes surrounding tables.
Bright colors and decorative patterns are very characteristic of my works; in my oil paintings, portraits are always in the foreground and close to the viewer. Intense brushwork provides unique character combined with flat backgrounds to highlight emotion.
As a person living in the early 21st century, I am compelled to use my practice as an artist to observe and document the rapidly changing world in which we live. As the advance of humanity across the planet continues to coincide with the development of technology, and more recently the increased creation and interaction with the entirely man-made “reality” of cyberspace; we find humanity turning a blind eye to the destruction and collapse of the natural world, as we retreat further into our isolation as a single species among millions.
My aim is to create work that does not attempt to judge or cast blame for our current predicaments upon humanity, but instead to document the interplay of humanity’s creations and actions with the natural world of animals, plants, and ecosystems that are rapidly vanishing form our world. I believe we live in a singular moment in the history of this planet, where one species has not only the ability to destroy all life upon the Earth, but also has the tools and technology to avert said disaster. Yet, despite the obviously disastrous and immoral implications of allowing such destruction to occur, humanity at large currently seems doggedly fixed upon just such a course. I hope my work will serve as a document for future generations to have a record of some of the things that happened in this moment, and I believe ceramics is an excellent medium for this task.
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Due to Boston's Covid-19 protocol, face mask and proof of vaccination are required when visiting our gallery.