Jia Sung: Reworking Archetypes

Interview by Eva Mayhabal Davis Culturework interviewed Jia Sung, an artist based in New York City who works with illustration and painting to deconstruct and assess cultural traditions and interpersonal connections between humans, animals, and spirits.  Culturework: Jia, thank you for taking the time to speak about your work. You’ve had a busy summer! Your…

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pillow talk for the paperless

By Diana Ayala-Carrillo   you’re not wrong I, too often go inside my mind leaving you behind   how to explain intimacy does not dissolve otherness   on borrowed time, babe at the whim of men in suits who will never know   The Sacrifice leaving  family home language land for a taste of “opportunity”…

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Notes on Homemaking 

By Cristian Gorostieta 001: No safety in the chamber we call room. Air mattress burst with our eyes closed. Target’s Joan will tell me about her brilliant son, exchange any lost-receipt item for affirming Ben’s progress. Monumental window sill gathers lifeless mosquitos before we die. Collecting histories of how daddy made us do it, dad…

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Mother Appetite

By Eva Mayhabal Davis Mother Appetite is an ongoing theme in the figures and paintings by Jonathan Torres. The works are a series of visceral textures, saturated in sanguine colors and creatures that rise from an apocalyptic limbo, teleporting the viewer into another world that corroborates with reality, a minds’ eye, tall tales, and myths.…

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