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Fidencio Fifield-Perez: Little Cuttings

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
6640 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
August 30, 2019 to October 27, 2019

Opening reception: Friday, August 30, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Fidencio Fifield-Perez faces scrutiny and political debate every day in the United States. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, his family migrated to North Carolina for a better life and more opportunities. Fifield-Perez was raised in North Carolina, and attended Memphis College of Art for a BFA. Upon graduating, he applied for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which allowed him to attend The University of Iowa for an MA and a MFA. His work explores his personal experiences with immigration and the ever-evolving concept of “home.” Weaving together traditional craft techniques and family traditions, Fifield-Perez creates his own visual language.

DACA recipients must prove that they’re a resident, and a part of that is providing proof of a mailing address in the United States. For his series Dacaments, Fifield-Perez used the mailing envelopes he received at that address over a 2-year span as canvases for his paintings of his personal houseplants. As totemic objects they map correspondence and relationships with loved ones, lawyers and the government.

Another of his works, Barn Quilt, (10.5’x10.5’) is cut out from used maps. Taking the form of a large paper quilt, the work traces Fifield-Perez’s travels throughout the American Midwest, and documents his fascination with the prototypical American barn. However, the quilt is damaged—he has cut a wire fence pattern into the maps, letting light cascade through it, and thus inversely creating a shadow to fall along the floor and wall, reminiscent of border fencing.

Fidencio’s newest work is a series of trace monotypes of his beloved house plants that he carries with him from residence to residence, as well as a large collage/painting of his father’s garden.

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  • 2019-08-30 00:00:00 2019-10-27 00:00:00 America/Chicago Fidencio Fifield-Perez: Little Cuttings

    Opening reception: Friday, August 30, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Fidencio Fifield-Perez faces scrutiny and political debate every day in the United States. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, his family migrated to North Carolina for a better life and more opportunities. Fifield-Perez was raised in North Carolina, and attended Memphis College of Art for a BFA. Upon graduating, he applied for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which allowed him to attend The University of Iowa for an MA and a MFA. His work explores his personal experiences with immigration and the ever-evolving concept of “home.” Weaving together traditional craft techniques and family traditions, Fifield-Perez creates his own visual language.

    DACA recipients must prove that they’re a resident, and a part of that is providing proof of a mailing address in the United States. For his series Dacaments, Fifield-Perez used the mailing envelopes he received at that address over a 2-year span as canvases for his paintings of his personal houseplants. As totemic objects they map correspondence and relationships with loved ones, lawyers and the government.

    Another of his works, Barn Quilt, (10.5’x10.5’) is cut out from used maps. Taking the form of a large paper quilt, the work traces Fifield-Perez’s travels throughout the American Midwest, and documents his fascination with the prototypical American barn. However, the quilt is damaged—he has cut a wire fence pattern into the maps, letting light cascade through it, and thus inversely creating a shadow to fall along the floor and wall, reminiscent of border fencing.

    Fidencio’s newest work is a series of trace monotypes of his beloved house plants that he carries with him from residence to residence, as well as a large collage/painting of his father’s garden.

    FREE

    6640 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis MO 63130
6640 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130

(314) 534-7528

Fidencio Fifield-Perez: Little Cuttings

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
6640 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
August 30, 2019 to October 27, 2019

Opening reception: Friday, August 30, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Fidencio Fifield-Perez faces scrutiny and political debate every day in the United States. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, his family migrated to North Carolina for a better life and more opportunities. Fifield-Perez was raised in North Carolina, and attended Memphis College of Art for a BFA. Upon graduating, he applied for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which allowed him to attend The University of Iowa for an MA and a MFA. His work explores his personal experiences with immigration and the ever-evolving concept of “home.” Weaving together traditional craft techniques and family traditions, Fifield-Perez creates his own visual language.

DACA recipients must prove that they’re a resident, and a part of that is providing proof of a mailing address in the United States. For his series Dacaments, Fifield-Perez used the mailing envelopes he received at that address over a 2-year span as canvases for his paintings of his personal houseplants. As totemic objects they map correspondence and relationships with loved ones, lawyers and the government.

Another of his works, Barn Quilt, (10.5’x10.5’) is cut out from used maps. Taking the form of a large paper quilt, the work traces Fifield-Perez’s travels throughout the American Midwest, and documents his fascination with the prototypical American barn. However, the quilt is damaged—he has cut a wire fence pattern into the maps, letting light cascade through it, and thus inversely creating a shadow to fall along the floor and wall, reminiscent of border fencing.

Fidencio’s newest work is a series of trace monotypes of his beloved house plants that he carries with him from residence to residence, as well as a large collage/painting of his father’s garden.

FREE

  • View Map
  • 2019-08-30 00:00:00 2019-10-27 00:00:00 America/Chicago Fidencio Fifield-Perez: Little Cuttings

    Opening reception: Friday, August 30, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Fidencio Fifield-Perez faces scrutiny and political debate every day in the United States. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, his family migrated to North Carolina for a better life and more opportunities. Fifield-Perez was raised in North Carolina, and attended Memphis College of Art for a BFA. Upon graduating, he applied for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which allowed him to attend The University of Iowa for an MA and a MFA. His work explores his personal experiences with immigration and the ever-evolving concept of “home.” Weaving together traditional craft techniques and family traditions, Fifield-Perez creates his own visual language.

    DACA recipients must prove that they’re a resident, and a part of that is providing proof of a mailing address in the United States. For his series Dacaments, Fifield-Perez used the mailing envelopes he received at that address over a 2-year span as canvases for his paintings of his personal houseplants. As totemic objects they map correspondence and relationships with loved ones, lawyers and the government.

    Another of his works, Barn Quilt, (10.5’x10.5’) is cut out from used maps. Taking the form of a large paper quilt, the work traces Fifield-Perez’s travels throughout the American Midwest, and documents his fascination with the prototypical American barn. However, the quilt is damaged—he has cut a wire fence pattern into the maps, letting light cascade through it, and thus inversely creating a shadow to fall along the floor and wall, reminiscent of border fencing.

    Fidencio’s newest work is a series of trace monotypes of his beloved house plants that he carries with him from residence to residence, as well as a large collage/painting of his father’s garden.

    FREE

    6640 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis MO 63130
6640 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130

(314) 534-7528