El Museo de Los Sures and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) are pleased to present the exhibition “I use people for what I write” by artist and ISCP alum Itziar Barrio.
This exhibition is the outcome of Barrio’s three-month residency at El Museo, where she has initiated a series of works on desire and power. “I use people for what I write” includes cement sculptures, silkscreens on latex and video work. The notion of value is intertwined throughout the works by varying and repeating the form of a trapezoid referencing diamonds and gold ingots. Using the same materials in a second set of sculptures alongside parts of an Ikea chair, Barrio addresses concepts of mass production and popular design. Another work, “I’m a Writer,” uses printed text on latex and reconstructed phrases from the movie Basic Instinct (1992). Here, words from the film’s dialogue are removed to create a quasi-monologue.
The exhibition runs from October 22- November 19, Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm.
Wed, Oct 22, 6:30-8pm
El Museo de Los Sures
120 South 1st St, Williamsburg