‘I Still Remember You Mijo (Votive Vela)’, Metal, wood, resin, fiberglass, and thermachromic pigment96 × 168 × 84 inches
In response to the recent and ongoing targeting of Latinx communities in the United States, Jesus Benavente has produced ‘I Still Remember You Mijo (Votive Vela).’ From one perspective the work spells out this mournful sentiment in florid type bracketed by wings, while from other angles the piece is abstract. Topped with thermochromic paint that changes color with temperature the piece is evocative of votive candles often lit for lost loved ones.
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Photography by Scott Lynch
Oct 5, 2019 – May 17, 2020 The Socrates Annual 2019