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Villalobos Echeverría and Collazo-Llorens Exhibit in Pittsburgh

Professor Patricia Villalobos Echeverría and Ms. Nayda Collazo-Llorens, faculty members of the Department of Art, have works currently showing for 2009–2010 at the Mattress Factory in the thirteenth installment of GESTURES: An Exhibition of Small Site-Specific Works.

The exhibition, showing in the annex at 1414 Monterey Street, Pittsburgh, is guest-curated by Katherine Talcott and also features artists Stephanie Armbruster, Jeremy Boyle, Jonny Farringdon, Victoria Hruska, La Toya Frasier, Gary Huck, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Amanda Long, Lindsay O’Leary, Drew Pavelchak, Renee Piechocki, John Riegert, The Urban Gardener: Joan Kimmel and Lynne Weber, and Dror Yaron.

The exhibit opened July 24, 2009, and runs through January 10, 2010.

villalobos echeveria(Right) Patricia Villalobos Echeverría, “Parasite (40°27’25"N 80°00’48"W)”

This is a site-specific installation that alludes to contaminants and occupied territories. The architectural site becomes a “host” to elements that protrude from the walls as a metaphor to symbiotic and parasitic relationships. The work references camouflage, intrusion, and disease, where both the host and its appendage transform into a new hybrid site/being. Parasite (40°27’25"N 80°00’48"W), detail, installation, EPS Foam, Wexler apartment and building façade, dimensions Variable, 2009


(Above) Nayda Collazo-Llorens, “Unfolding the Triangle”

A mixed-media wall installation, 2009. This site-specific project explores location as an imaginary, physical, geographic, and psychological territory. The Bermuda Triangle, an area that encompasses the artist’s native Puerto Rico, becomes distended, its coordinates stretched and its area unfolded into her current site. A series of connections, multiple narratives, and images are interwoven into a visual structure that explores navigation and displacement. (Image: source material/archive)

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