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Exhibition Opening Celebration for Maria Gaspar: Compositions

Friday, October 6, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Institute of the Arts and Sciences: 100 Panetta Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Presented by: 
Institute of the Arts and Sciences

Chicago-based artist Maria Gaspar celebrates the opening of Compositions, her first solo exhibition on the West Coast.

The exhibition features newly commissioned and existing works from the award-winning artist that ask the crucial question: how do we build a future from the ruins of the carceral present? Grounded in community partnerships and forms of artistic activism, Gaspar’s multidisciplinary practice helps us imagine new ways to transform existing structures of incarceration while simultaneously making present the histories of those kept out of sight.

New works on display include bars cast from a recently demolished wing of a sprawling urban jail, to be activated in musical performances, and sculptural renderings of the tools used to materially and metaphorically unbuild spaces of punishment. The exhibition includes a selection of films by the artist. Maria Gaspar: Compositions is on view through March 3, 2024.

- Free and open to the public
- Ongoing exhibition: September 26, 2023 – March 3, 2024

- Free parking is available at the Institute of Arts and Sciences Galleries.
- Accessible parking on High Rd.