Estefani Mercedes: 1,000 Yellow Dahlias

DC-Maryland Suburbs
Friday, February 17 2017 - 12:00 PM to Sunday, March 19 2017 - 12:00 PM

VisArts Center
155 Gibbs St
rockville, MD 20855

Estefani Mercedes
1,000 Yellow Dahlias
February 17 – March 19, 2017
Common Ground Gallery, VisArts

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, February 24, 7 – 9 PM

Through ethical imagining, ornamental activism, speculative poetics, and radical gift giving, Estefani Mercedes stages public interventions that attempt to create small reversions within larger, hegemonic structures. In her solo exhibition at VisArts, Mercedes re-presents through video and photography her recent performance 1,000 Yellow Dahlias. This performance involved Mercedes’s attempt to  deliver “thank you notes” from 1,000 different immigrants in New York City to Trump Tower. The performance went viral and was picked up by both the right wing media and Latin American art newspapers.  

free and open to public