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January 13 – February 25

Jovencio de la Paz

THE ENDS OF RAINBOWS

January 13 – February 25

Jovencio de la Paz

THE ENDS OF RAINBOWS

Jovencio de la Paz is an artist and weaver based out of Eugene, OR. Their work explores the intersecting histories of weaving and modern computers, balancing the traditional processes of weaving, dye, and stitch-work with the complexities and contradictions of our present-day digital culture. At the Halsey Institute, de la Paz will present three new bodies of woven and stitched works. de la Paz’s work ranges from textiles designed using an algorithmic software based on a 1950s code that visualized Darwin’s theory of evolution to weavings made together with their mother and grandmother in a reversal of generations in the exchange of traditional knowledge. Together, these works will contemplate issues of ancestry, genealogy, mortality, and memorial through the construction of cloth.

Jovencio de la Paz

THE ENDS OF RAINBOWS

January 13 – February 25
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Jovencio de la Paz is an artist, writer, and educator. Their work explores the intersection of textile processes such as weaving, dye, and stitchwork as they relate to broader concerns of language, histories of colonization, migrancy, ancient technology, and speculative futures. Interested in the ways transient or ephemeral experiences are embodied in material, de la Paz looks to how knowledge and experiences are transmitted through society in space and time, whether semiotically by language or haptically by made things. They are currently Assistant Professor and Curricular Head of Fibers at the University of Oregon.

Jovencio de la Paz earned a Master of Fine Art in Fibers from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They have exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, most recently at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, CO; Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR; ThreeWalls, Chicago, IL; The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; The Alice, Seattle, WA; Carl & Sloan Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; 4th Ward Projects, Chicago, IL; SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME; The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH; SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA; Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, IL; The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; and Uri Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, among others. They regularly teach at schools of art, craft, and design throughout the country, including the Ox Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan, the Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, Maine, and the Arrowmont School of Craft in Tennessee. They are also a co-founder of the collaborative group Craft Mystery Cult, established in 2010.

Jovencio de la Paz’s website is JovenciodelaPaz.org

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