The title references an in-between state- a conglomeration of what is factual, imagined, and future potential. The exhibited body of work was born from personal household items, clothing, found objects and industrial materials that excavate urbanity and allude to the precarious nature of contemporary life and the human condition.
Clara Varas uses the work as a means to record or explore personal history, identity, and how that may relate to current and broader experiences of migration and diaspora within Latinx, Caribbean and immigrant communities.
Consisting of site specific painting installation, mixed media assemblage and other painterly constructs- the works in exhibition exemplify the vitality of Miami and the capacity for painting as an expansive medium and environment. Varas’ work defies categorization, it is rooted in painting, yet remains in a space that is hybrid and in progress.