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Two-Person Exhibition Focusing on Ancestry, Nature, and Form at MACLA

SAN JOSE, CA.- MACLA present Castillo and Mariana Garibay in a two-person exhibition that focuses on ancestry, nature, and form featuring site-specific installation and works on paper. These two artists employ divergent approaches to working with form and landscape in their esthetic pursuit. Castillo’s work has hints of ancestral, historical symbolism. She selects her materials for their historical relevance and presented larger than life, embodying multiple layers of meaning. Her current work is a commentary of the history of capitalism and the role that it has played in her lineage. Her installation Brown Sugar addresses her Columbian lineage that is made up of Pilipina, African, and Spanish, which has a history both proud and unsettling. Little known is the use of slavery in the production of sugar in her home country of Columbia. Representing the many that are a product of that history, Castillo has created a fict