CODED is an interdisciplinary project that includes an exhibition and panel series that showcases intersecting bodies of work through the use of thoughtful critical discourse. CODED will engage with emerging and established authorities in a range of disciplines including contemporary art, writing, academia, media, film, and activism among others. The project aims to chronicle the artwork, writing, and discussion from each panel to create an archive of contemporary culture that includes content from leading influentials. The series will act as a project incubator to support the sharing, critiquing, and fostering of interdisciplinary excellence.
RAFAEL MELENDEZ 10.18.2017
Exhibiting artist Rafael Melendez, joined Glendalys Medina, Eva Mayhabal Davis, Ivan Gaete, and Mary A. Valverde, to discuss their recent projects and the power of drawing, abstraction and the use of digital design to present conceptual imagery as visual language.
Exhibiting artist Carol Pereira, joined Quiayara Gonzalez, Omar Olivera, Arjan Zazueta, and Mary A. Valverde, to discuss their recent projects and the use of conceptual gestures to narrate and chronicle intimacy through action, leadership, and organizing collaborative projects..
Exhibiting artist Shawn Gooden, joined Charles Harbison, Derrick Adams, Esperanza Cortes, Cyriaco Lopes and Mary A. Valverde, to discuss their recent projects and the importance of intergenerational mentorship, contemporary figurative gestures and the use of the feminine gaze through visual language.
Exhibiting artist Elizbeth Axtman, joined Ivan Monforte, Lyric Prince, Swati Khurana, Jaishri Abichandani, and Mary A. Valverde, to discuss their recent projects and the theme of politics and agency through imagery, criticism, and advocacy.