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Art at Watson presents Histories of Consequence: Works by Sandra Mayo

In a manipulated series of monoprints – stitched, painted, stained – Sandra Mayo’s Histories of Consequence (2016-2020) tangles with a global dynamic of geopolitical events. Mayo adopts conceptual strategies like mapping and coding to distill and then visually elaborate difficult events, dominantly human tragedies, that have profound and lasting impacts on individuals, families, and societies over multiple generations. As part of the ongoing Art at Watson initiative, Mayo's exhibit was first available to be viewed in Stephen Robert Hall this winter. Due to Brown's shift to remote learning, we hope the community can continue to engage with her work in this virtual format. 

Special thanks to: Sarah Baldwin, Steve Bloomfield, Veronica Ingham, Alex Laferrière, John Mazza, Rythum Vinoben, Art at Watson Committee

About the Artist I   Artist Talk February, 2020

Introduction (Introducción)

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Mapping Stories
(Trazando historias)

Mapping Stories

Families as a series of interrelated subjects

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Map Portrait
(Retrato de un mapa)

Map Portrait

How do we fit in the family structure?

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Weisz Family Installation
(Instalación-Familia Weisz)

Weisz Family Installation

Tragedies, sewing and mending 

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Exodus
(Éxodo)

Exodus

The war in Syria and its refugees: a story of resilience and survival

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What Goes Around Comes Around
(Recogiendo lo sembrado)

What Goes Around Comes Around

A history of forced migration currents

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Inside or Out
(¿Adentro o afuera?)

Inside or Out

Physical and emotional walls and barriers

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Red Line
(Línea roja)

Red Line

Honoring the thirty thousand Argentineans who disappeared

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Despacito
(Despacito)

Despacito

A song, Hurricane María and the Taíno people

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The Widening gap
(La brecha se expande)

Can this situation be reversed?

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