Artist Nicole Marroquin’s installation in the Institute for the Humanities gallery is called With Care, and in the words of gallery curator Amanda Krugliak, it “brings to light the real commitment that care requires.”
For interdisciplinary artist and librarian Marroquin, care includes bravery, community, and honoring artistic elders who laid the path before us. Marroquin’s ceramic sculptures evoke pre-Hispanic masks, and her cheeky, saturated prints engage in a vibrant dialogue with the photography of a personal hero of hers, Diana Solís, whose work documents a quarter-century of queer and Latinx movements in Chicago and Mexico City.
When Marroquin encountered Solís’s work for the first time and was entrusted to its care, she found a teacher, a friend, and what she calls “a portal” into the kind of artwork that she yearned to make.
Learn more in this video of Marroquin’s Penny Stamps Speaker Series talk.
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