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Date(s) - 11/18/2022 - 11/19/2022
9:00 am - 5:00 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
On View October 24 – November 18
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.

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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