23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915
November 1 5–8pm
Borders—whether demarcating geography, politics, identities, or ideas—are shifting more rapidly than ever before, leaving everything in a state of flux, with seemingly disparate parts coming together at every turn in new, inventive, and sometimes volatile ways. Depending on one’s vantage point, this fluidity can be uplifting, disorienting, or transformative.
Artists Esteban del Valle, Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, and Sean Downey make paintings, prints, videos, and animations that draw, in part, from cinema, political cartoons, and pop culture iconography and that engage with the topics of displacement, personal and collective memory, visual culture, and the history of art—reminding us that nothing we know is fixed and that all is open to endless interpretation.
Panel discussion with Esteban del Valle, Sean Downey, and Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, moderated by curator Michele L’Heureux Nov. 29 at 6:00 p.m., Montserrat Gallery