El Comalito Collective Cultural Arts Center
302 Georgia St, Vallejo
Friday: 10 am - 3 pm, Saturday: 9 am - 3 pm, Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm
Monique D. Lopez: Specimens: Painting In Form
Sep 01-Sep 29
Witnessing my father wilt away from multiple ailments was a traumatic experience. After his death, I wanted to see what the diseases looked like that invaded his body and my mind. In my exploration, I was taken aback by the allure of the microscopic images of diseased cells. They were beautifully saturated with color, but their elegance did not equate to the grotesque effects it did to his body. I was left with the eternal question of: How can something beautiful be deadly? Opening Reception: Sat, Sep 8, 5-8pm.