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In this project Salazar uses the form of a simple machine (the wedge/shim) to perform its usefulness through allegorical “work”. The wedges were made of a rudimentary clay of coffee grounds, an ingredient that comes out of the artist’s family’s history as part of Puerto Rico’s cof

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NURTUREart presented Gabriela Salazar’s solo exhibition My Lands are Islands. In this project Salazar uses the form of a simple machine (the wedge/shim) to perform its usefulness through allegorical “work”. The wedges were made of a rudimentary clay of coffee grounds, an ingredient that comes out of the artist’s family’s history as part of Puerto Rico’s coffee trade.

These small serial works were …

NURTUREart presented Gabriela Salazar’s solo exhibition My Lands are Islands. In this project Salazar uses the form of a simple machine (the wedge/shim) to perform its usefulness through allegorical “work”. The wedges were made of a rudimentary clay of coffee grounds, an ingredient that comes out of the artist’s family’s history as part of Puerto Rico’s coffee trade.

These small serial works were exhibited on pedestals made of white glazed brick reminiscent of the material used in condominium construction in NYC during the 1950’s and 60’s. These “pedestals”, while referring to urban …

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