Invasive Species & Immigration Nation II

Boston Sculptors Gallery

Nov. 8, 2024 - Dec. 10, 2017

486 Harrison Avenue
Boston, 02118
PHONE 617-482-7781

Boston Sculptors Gallery is pleased to present two concurrent solo shows. Immigration Nation II by artist Nora Valdez & Invasive Species by Ed Andrews

Invasive Species, Ed Andrews’ first exhibition at Boston Sculptors Gallery, juxtaposes literal and metaphoric interpretations of the phrase invasive species. Thematically, the installation combines the artist’s part-time work as an environmentalist with his trepidation of electronic surveillance and the threat it poses to our civil liberties and freedom. Monumental arboreal structures support rice paper cocoons that seem to breathe in and out, while small bug-like drones buzz overhead, appearing to monitor the movement of unsuspecting viewers. The effect is at once visually seductive, poetic, and deeply disconcerting.

Nora Valdez’s new exhibition Immigration Nation II builds on the theme of her recent collaborative community art project titled Immigration Nation. Using the suitcase as a vehicle, the exhibition tells the stories of individual immigrant journeys that have come to represent our collective American experience. Valdez’s sculptures and drawings are shaped by the feeling of dislocation immigrants experience while constantly moving, yet seeking the solace of roots, a feeling best expressed in the saying “I am from here, there, and nowhere.”

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