Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Manuela Viera-Gallo

Manuela Viera-Gallo’s tightly bound and precariously hanging broken dishes are at once bodily and ghostly, evoking the troubling and pervasive reality of domestic violence. The fragments of porcelain and ceramic—once sophisticated home décor—are transformed into weapons charting the global and local existence of women’s oppression and abuse. Thick cotton ropes and tightly executed knots compound the visceral sensation of aggression.

Morir Matando, 2013
From the series Domestic Violence
Cotton rope, broken ceramic plates and glasses
Courtesy of the artist
Photo: Whitney Browne. Courtesy of No Longer Empty.