Carla Maldonado featured in SoMad exhibition
Carla Maldonado will be included in an upcoming exhibition opening next week at SoMad in NYC (34E 23rd Street), a venue dedicated to supporting femme and queer artists who still struggle for representation in mainstream art circuits. The exhibition, entitled “If You Can Make It,” is supported by City Artist Corps and NYFA grants and brings together works across multiple media by 14 NYC-based artists focused on collaboration and strength in collective organization.
As articulated in their announcement, “The exhibiting artists first met in January 2020, and as seemingly impossible new realities emerged, they did what artists in NYC’s radical history have done before them: collectivized. As they/their individual communities were impacted by COVID-19 and the fissures among the interconnected systems for justice, healthcare, and housing cracked wide open, the artists in “If You Can Make It” held space for each other to be seen and heard with an understanding of cultural production as a form of survival.” They explore a range of major themes including: the experience of the African diaspora, anti-colonialism and decolonization, queerness and self, environmental justice, psychological interiors, feminism, and ritual.
The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6-10pm. Proof of vaccination required. Gallery Hours: October 1 & 2, 12-6pm.