De La Complicidad Con La Agresión | Miguel A. Aragón

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De La Complicidad Con La Agresión | Miguel A. Aragón
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Flatbed Press and Gallery says
Flatbed Press is pleased to present “De la Complicidad con la Agresión,” recent works, including a site specific installation and new publications with Flatbed Press, by Miguel A. Aragón. Exhibition runs April 15 - June 4 with an Artist's Reception the evening of May 20 from 6-8pm.

Aragón is a native of Ciudad Juárez, a primary battleground in the violent war between rival cartels and law enforcement agencies for control of the drug trade into the United States. Content for Aragón’s images comes from photographs published by the media, depicting crude and raw forensic evidence. Aragón’s work is derived from a need to find meaning in these brutal events that reposition the corpse in one’s field of vision, reminding us that our physical existence is finite, while exploring ideas of perception, memory, and transformation.

“Beginning with the idea of erasure as language, I concentrate on the use of processes that are reductive in nature. It is my intention to transform the image, through erasure, from crude and unbearable into a more beguiling or subtle way of presenting these disturbing images. The void thus creates a space that nurtures the memory of what was before, engaging the viewer with a more intricate experience of the image. What I am looking for, as a result of these deletions is not to forget the horrific crimes these images convey; rather, I am searching for an understanding of what has happened by acquiring a sense of catharsis.”
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