LatchKey Gallery:

Las Ventanitas

August 1st - August 31st, 2020

Tuesday - Sunday, 11am–6pm

323 Canal Street, New York City

Las Ventanitas  is an installation by El Paso born artists, Carlos Rosales-Silva and Eric Santoscoy-Mckillip and their ongoing exchange expanding nearly five years. Las Ventanitas trace and confront their personal histories and identities within the Latinx, Mexican-American, and Chicanx Cultures. Elements of place, color and texture - found in each of their work - thread histories of place in the Southwest and on the border with the colors of daily sunsets, and neon green  paletas.

 

The installation is of two parts, the first, in the window of 323 Canal Street is a solo mural by Rosales-Silva echoing the vernacular culture of his ancestors.  The second a Totem; a towering two-color sculpture made up of geometric wall pieces by Santoscoy-Mckillip.

 

Carlos Rosales-Silva was born in El Paso, Texas and has lived throughout Texas. Carlos received his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. He considers oral histories from Mexican and Indigenous peoples, post-colonial historical texts, and spaces that are safe and inclusive for people of color the foundation and central cosmology of his work. Carlos has exhibited throughout Texas, and in Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Chicago, Kansas City, and New York City and was most recently an artist in residence at Artpace in San Antonio, Texas and at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY. Carlos recently received his MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY in the spring of 2020.

 

Eric Santoscoy-Mckillip was born in El Paso, Texas in 1989. He received his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011, a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2015 and an MFA from the New York University in 2017. Moving between painting and sculpture, Eric’s work is an examination of place, identity, and memory through the use of color, symbols, and textures by reclaiming what has already been reclaimed. The transitions between these elements shift, overlap and blur to reflect the in-between space of the borderland, continually changing histories and identities of the geographic region and himself.

 

LatchKey Gallery is a nomadic contemporary art gallery that looks to re-imagine the brick and mortar via intimately curated exhibitions, salon series, and events by partnering with various spaces around NYC. LatchKey Gallery is a response to the changing marketplace and the erosion of the traditional art gallery. We are committed to supporting art and culture and the role it plays in sustaining healthy communities. By partnering with various non-profit organizations to help their mission, LKG contributes a percentage of sales from exhibitions, lends assistance by joining benefit committees and provides art donations. LatchKey Gallery is the brainchild of Style Curator, Natalie Kates and gallerist/curator, Amanda L. Uribe. Each with their unique curatorial approaches, come together to create experiences centered around emerging and mid-career artists.

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