Maria Gaspar

2020

Fellowship.

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My artistic practice addresses issues of spatial justice in order to amplify, mediate, or divert structures of power through individual and collective gestures. Using installation, sculpture, performance, sound, and collaborative approaches, my work negotiates visibility, belonging, and the politics of location. I respond to the psychic and physical atmosphere of place through multi-year projects that span a range of formats and scales. Working within historically marginalized sites often means dealing with the harrowing repercussions of systemic erasure. Therefore, it is essential that the artistic projects I generate with others are based in forms of liberatory action. Influenced by the hyper-local, I challenge understandings of geography and the social constructions of space by mediating, subverting, and flipping the familiar or unnoticed to provoke new interpretations.

Projects
Brown Brilliance Darkness Matter (Performance Still)

2016, Maria Gaspar, Woven collage on digitally printed dye sub fabric, white stoneware, cone 6, oxidation, brown overglaze, vinyl, chrome. Courtesy of the artist.

Brown Brilliance Darkness Matter

2016, Maria Gaspar, Woven collage on digitally printed dye sub fabric, white stoneware, cone 6, oxidation, brown overglaze, vinyl, chrome. Courtesy of the artist.

Sounds for Liberation

2017, Maria Gaspar, Site Intervention. Sounds for Liberation was commissioned by Artspace for City-Wide Open Studios in New Haven, CT. Courtesy of the artist.

Sounds for Liberation

2017, Maria Gaspar, Site Intervention. Sounds for Liberation was commissioned by Artspace for City-Wide Open Studios in New Haven, CT. Photo by Stephanie Anestis.

Soy Paz, Soy Más

Soy Paz, Soy Más2020, Maria Gaspar Featured as part of In Plain Sight (conceived by Cassils and rafa esparza). Sky-typed message above Coastal Bend Detention Center (Robstown, TX). Video documentation: Ronald L. Jones.

Radioactive: Stories From Beyond the Wall

Radioactive: Stories From Beyond the Wall2018, Maria Gaspar , Dimensions Variable. Audio and Visual Broadcast on Cook County Jail Wall, Chicago. Photography: Sarah-Ji Rhee *Supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Artist As Activist Fellowship and Creative Capital.

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