On beauty and displacement | Francisco Souto

October 13, 2023 - December 1, 2023

1208 O Street | Oct. 13 – Dec. 1

Opening Reception: Friday, October 13th from 5-8PM

“These drawings are an attempt to offer a collective experience of struggle and perseverance. It is about people and their humanity in times of adverse reality. They address the shared vision of humanity through their meticulous execution and their material vocabulary.

Making art objects with its aesthetics complexities takes time. There is an inherent power to this process that progressively embeds the content into the work. There is a symbiotic correlation between the act of making and the intimacy in the act of looking.

It is through this material presence that art should be experienced; as a way of thinking through an image, a testimony of a life lived.”