Please join us on Sunday, November 17th from 12-4 pm for our publication release featuring images and poetry by Heldáy Benjamín de la Cruz in conjunction with his exhibition “NI DE AQUÍ, NI DE ALLÁ.” This will also be the closing reception for the exhibition.
The mural and small illustrations on view expound on themes of home, environment and the artist’s bicultural identity, with imagery stretching from El Volcán de Colima in México to Wy’east in the Pacific Northwest. The works are subtle, recalling topographical maps that outline boundaries that are, at varying times for the artist, imagined, felt or physically crossed. These pieces have a desire to rectify the physical and emotional distances between home and homeland, between past and present, and between heart and mind.
Heldáy de la Cruz (b. 1991 in México) is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. His Mexican and queer identities, alongside his undocumented status are at the very core of his work.