Caleb Duarte: Chuchería
Art Space Gallery at Fresno City College, March 9 – April 9, 2020
Caleb Duarte works in public sculpture, performance, and painting. He uses ordinary construction materials to create temporary structures; these often become sites for performances that Duarte organizes in collaboration with communities, most recently working with unaccompanied minors seeking asylum. In Chuchería (loosely translated as a thing of little value), Duarte uses drywall, lumber, packed earth, cement, and plaster to construct a spatial intervention in the gallery. Chuchería reflects on the powerful symbolism of home, systems of value as they relate to art history and culture, and the expansiveness of decolonial art practices in Zapatista indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico.