Sebastián Maquieira. Lost And Found Gardens
i. Name: Sebastián Maquieira
ii. I am an: Artist that works with images, objects and words.
iii. The name, date, and location of my current exhibit/show is:
“Lost and Found Gardens”, opening on Saturday September 10 at Monica Reyes Gallery. 602 E Hasting St.
iv. In describing the show in 3 sentences or less, I’d say:
This show is a visual dialogue between trades and crafts from different times. It´s also a love letter to all the things I find in the antique books that make my mind travel far and wide.
v. In the show, you’ll see:
Thoreau’s cabin, a fishing boat, old maps, all kind of animals, plants, trees and insects, a Ferris wheel, an escalator and multiples human inventions.
vi. The inspiration for this show comes from:
The nostalgia of these old highways of knowledge printed like beautiful ghosts.
vii. My past work includes:
Hinges, megaphones, dusters, kitchen knives, golden chains and black velvet to name a few.
viii. After this show, I’m looking forward to making a 1 month stop in Mexico and then going back to my studio in Chile to finish some new pieces of a series called “The silence of the Language” made of dismantled dictionaries.
ix. Anything to add:
Thanks to Monica Reyes Gallery for this invitation, and come see the show!
Map Dreaming #9
Header Art: Sebastián Maquieira. The Boat.