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No One Listening
May 3 @ 12:00 pm - May 5 @ 6:00 pm
Creative Drive Studios
55 Water Street – 3rd floor
May 3-5, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Opening Event: 5:00pm, Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Creative Drive Studios is pleased to present No One Listening, a solo exhibition of new works by Pedro Mesa, organized by María Alejandra Sáenz and John Michael Elammar.
Historically, Latin American artists reframed the aesthetics and methodology of Minimalism and Conceptualism while incorporating political undertones as a way to confront power dynamics. By producing his work in New York, Mesa collides these two worlds and modes of thought, while maintaining historical precedence, as well as confronting contemporary discourse to implant himself within the broader context of art-making and cultural production. The exhibition will feature recent works that encapsulate the duality of disruption while embracing tradition.
Pedro Mesa (b. 1989, Bogotá, Colombia) is an interdisciplinary artist and writer currently living and working in New York. Mesa received his MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, NYC (2018) and BFA in Fine Arts and BA in Literature from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá (2014). He recently joined as a faculty member of the BFA Fine Arts department at the School of Visual Arts. Mesa has exhibited his work at the Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá, the China Academy of Art CAA Museum in Hang Zhou, China, The Center for History, Memory, and Peace in Bogotá, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogotá, at DUNE Studios in Brooklyn, the SVA Chelsea Gallery in NYC, and most recently at Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Beach.
María Alejandra Sáenz and John Michael Elammar are curators and writers based in New York City.