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Date(s) - 10/28/2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes


In The Evelyn Peeler Peacock Gallery
Rite Mendica: A Solo Exhibition by Amelia F. H. Cueva
Opening Reception October 28, 4 – 7PM
The Evelyn Peeler Peacock Gallery at The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes is pleased to present Rite Mendica, a solo show featuring the works of Amelia Fais Harnas Cueva on display from October 24 – November 18 at 79 W Market Street in Corning NY.

An opening reception will be held Friday, October 28, 4-7PM with an artist talk at 5:30PM. This event is free and open to the public.
Opening Reception Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/624699735851469

While much of Western medicine is based on optimizing the health of caucasian male bodies, the experiences and grievances expressed by female, non-binary, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse, and disabled persons have been chronically dismissed or sporadically addressed. Having endured decades of poorly explained chronic pain myself (combined with my experience as a medical translator), I have long wanted to treat the shortcomings of medicine through artistic intervention.

Amelia Fais Harnas Cueva, best known for her red wine stain portraits, is a creative shape-shifter. Where many artists dedicate themselves to mastering only one discipline, she seeks practices that do not yet exist. Digging into pockets between traditional artistic media, turning genres inside-out, connecting seemingly unrelated threads–her work is experimental and inquisitive. Over the breadth of her art, Cueva surveys what it means to live in a human body, revisiting themes on identity, personal narrative, and health.

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