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“Witness to the Rain” by Fidencio Fifield-Perez
Date  March 19-May 21, 2022 @ 9AM - 4PM

Witness to the Rain by Fidencio Fifield-Perez March 19 – May 21, 2022 in the Katharine Gardner Stevenson Gallery

Join us at The Art Center on Saturday, March 19, 2022 for an opening reception from 1 PM – 3 PM with an artist talk at 1:30 PM.

About the Exhibit:

Fidencio Fifield-Perez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and raised in the U.S. after his family migrated. His practice critiques the authority given to paper objects over the people they document. Recent works reincarnate discarded maps and envelopes as ex-votos and papel picados, referencing the crafts and customs he learned to celebrate festivals and mourn the dead in Oaxaca. These techniques ground Fifield-Perez in experiences that precede and came after the overtly defining moment of crossing the border.

Fifield-Perez received his MA & MFA from The University of Iowa. He is the recipient of the Galveston Artist Residency, The Studios at MASS MoCA, Ox-Bow Artist in Residence, and The Eliza Moore Fellowship at Oak Spring Garden Foundation. Recent group exhibitions have been shown at The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Johnson Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.

Quincy Art Center is FREE and open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 AM – 4 PM. Quincy Art Center is located at 1515 Jersey St in Quincy, IL.

This exhibit is presented by The Gas Lamp Inn and Eatery, Signe Oakley, Jeff McClean, Quincy Recycle, Suzanne Irwin-Wells, Quincy Medical Group, Friends of the Art Center, Celltech, John & Kathy Bozdech, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Vecchie, George & Mary Nell Meyer, Mark Twain Casino, Priority One Printing & Mailing, Quincy Audiology, Byron & Alma Webb, Bill Daniels, for home & her, State Street Bank, Blessing Health System, The Budding Artist, Moore’s Floors, Lori Kruse, Gully Transportation, First Bankers Trust Company, United Community Credit Union, The Dighe Family, and by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts/Arts Midwest and Ameren Illinois.

Cover Photo: To Live Not Just Survive, intaglio ink on woven paper, 2020