Project Project is pleased to announce the opening reception of I Speak Everyday featuring new work by Kansas City-based painter, Cristina Muñiz. Each of Muñiz’s paintings contain heavily abstracted recollections of a combined past. Every work rests not entirely on a complete public understanding but a shared sense of the human experience and immersion into it.
After walking away from a partially complete painting major over twenty years ago, Muñiz enrolled in the Kansas City Art Institute and earned a BFA in 2014. She is also an alumni of Charlotte Street Foundation’s Studio Residency program. I Speak Everyday will be the first solo showing of Muñiz’s energy and story-laden paintings in the Midwest.
From the artist
My work is autobiographical. The painting and drawings are tangible documents of my memories, interactions and activity. Stories relayed to me, mixed with my own first hand memory, become personalized. The work’s focus is to make these memories and stories tangible and inclusive.
Abstractions, as the vocabulary in my painted and graphics work, is composed of shape, line and scale. There is an inventory of space in the work that, not unlike a theatrical stage, grounds my “characters or actors”. These acting forms and shapes move through and within several picture planes and are created by conscious and unconscious performance on canvas and paper.
As always, Project Project shows are free and open to the public.
I Speak Everyday is curated by Joel Damon and Josh Powell
Friday, March 11: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
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