Gesture for want, and tears for all that is dark

This work stems from a deeper examination of carnival costume and mask making practices found in the Caribbean and West Africa. I am attracted to the hybrid nature of the spiritual beings conjured through these practices—their mixed identity, their “in-betweeness,” and their colonial, political, and nationalist origins.

  • David Rios Ferreira
  • 2019
  • Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ.
  • Mixed Media
  • Non-photo Blue, Ink, Collage, Screen Printing Ink and Gouache on Mylar
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  • 53.5" x 40"
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