Fuego Nuevo is an amalgamation of printmaking, ceramic, sculpture, and installation. Prompted by an interest in translation, the exhibition uses different traditions of making to construct a visual language concerned with syncretism, temporality, and the porosity between objects, images, and structures.
The exhibition is organized around the Mesoamerican post-classical ceremony of Fuego Nuevo (“New Fire”), which symbolizes the renewal of the universe and a collaborative effort to delay the end of the world. Fuego Nuevo examines historical and personal narratives, as well as how experiences shape the formative and future self. By approaching making as a process of translation, form is both gained and lost.