Curated by Spring 2022 Graduate Curatorial Fellow StaciaAnn Crusita Aguilar
Cydni Carter Lopez
Social Fabric Collective
Distant and disparate
Cut off and cast aside
We find ourselves in the urgency of our current disconnection.
Pulling at common threads
Engaging in reconnection of self to body, environment, and community.
Weaving time, space, and social fabric.
Curatorial Fellow Bio
Stacia is a collector, eclectic dabbler, painter, story teller, and a place maker. Her work is themed around cycles of growth and decay, tides, journeys, paths, boundaries, borders, and anticapitalist rage.
The land I was born into is that of a dead river valley. Yellow fields and barren topsoil are connected by concrete aqueducts and encircled by distant purple mountains. A perpetual, putrid haze of cattle, oil, and extraction based factory agriculture set ablaze in shades of neon orange and fluorescent pink in explosive sunsets. Drawing these sunsets have left my lungs scared but I am inspired by the duality and sublime beauty of destruction. Unable to breathe the air of my homeland, I traded a term of service at sea in exchange for an opportunity at an education of my own choosing.
That opportunity brought me to Portland. Where I first trained in Architecture at Portland State.