“Do You Understand What I'm Saying?”
An installation by Gabriel Sosa | Nov. 4 - Dec.15
Do you understand what I'm saying? is a site-specific installation by artist Gabriel Sosa and organized by A R E A with the support of the Somerville Arts Council. The work explores the imperfections and ambiguities inherent in language and communication. Drawn from his experiences as a court interpreter, the questions printed in vinyl on the glass exude a sense of doubt, power, and intimidation that can be found not only in the court system but in multiple current events, both social and political. On the further wall, the drawings made by hand hint at the more emotional, human experiences at the root of these events - separated, at a distance, and often obscured.
The installation is on view at the Inside-Out Gallery, a Somerville Arts Council project, located in the CVS Window in Davis Square. The artist will host a special performance on November 19, 6:30PM.
Gabriel Sosa is an artist, linguist, curator, and researcher based in Boston.Born and raised in Miami, he is a graduate of New World School of the Arts, Boston University, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Using various media including drawing, video, sound, and installation, he interrogates his experiences as a court interpreter and a Cuban-American in an exploration of language, translation, memory, and the synthesis of fact and fiction.
ABOUT A R E A
We are A R E A, a visionary group from Boston with a new alternative for the contemporary art gallery, active in both the primary and secondary markets. A R E A is an interdisciplinary space to celebrate art, design and architecture. We showcase local and international artists and designers.
Through multiple spaces and formats, we are combining gallery exhibitions with interactive and engaging experiences. Targeted at groups of committed collectors and enthusiasts, we are seeking to stimulate conversation and to spark novel ideas. We also aspire to make visual culture more accessible to a greater audience and to support social causes in the city. With this concept, our aim is to build a sustainable new gallery model and to engage Boston’s diverse communities in more exciting and effective ways.
About the Inside-Out Gallery
Initiated in 2009, The Inside-Out Gallery is located in the CVS Window in Davis Square, a unique space that allows the public to view an eclectic array of works from artists and local organizations each month. The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.
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